WCSD Mission Statement

Millcreek High School

ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS

1.     Millcreek High School provides students with the opportunity for flexible scheduling. Therefore, at registration, keeping graduation goals in mind, students should register for only those classes that he/she will attend.  Students are expected to be in class on time.  They are considered tardy after the bell rings to start class.  Students will be marked absent if more than 10 minutes late,

2.   If a student leaves class early, he/she will be marked absent for that class period, unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher.

3.   Makeup work for classes missed will be handled in the following way:

      Excused or Unexcused Absence:  The student will be required to make up the work he/she has missed in each class within two weeks of the absence.  No makeup will be allowed on participation or bell-work points. Failure to make up course work will affect the academic grade.

      Truant Absence:  Course work cannot be made up, which may affect the academic grade.

4.   In all cases where absences have been determined excessive by the office and or Teacher Advocate (TA) the following options will be considered/taken:

A.  Student conference/contract

B.   Student Review Board (SRB)

 An SRB is a Teacher Advocate (TA) initiated meeting for the purpose of discussing concerns and or progress. This will always include the student and TA. The student’s teachers, parent, counselor, and principal may also be included

C.   Reduced school schedule.

D.  Juvenile court referral sent for truancy

E.   Family Services referral for possible "Educational Neglect"

F.   Request for student to be permanently released from school and finish his/her education through Southwest high School

G.   Teachers, parents, or students may at any time initiate a Student Review Board if problems are developing or progress in not being made.

5.   Frequent absences of students from day-to-day classroom experience disrupt the instructional process. The benefits of instruction, once lost cannot be entirely regained.  The entire process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation, learning experience and study. Therefore, Millcreek will make every effort to encourage regular attendance from all students and to assist parents in their responsibility to have their student attend school.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

PER FERPA: As long as the student is a dependant and as long as he/she is living at home, the parents retain all of their FERPA rights. 

Students are expected to be in class at all times. Seven (7) excused or unexcused absences in a class period during the quarter will result in the withholding of the grade and the credit for that class period.  An NG (no grade) for that class period will appear on the next report card.  The grade and credit will be restored when restitution is completed.  A grade withheld does not influence the Grade Point Average; however, if not restored, it will result in the loss of credit required for graduation.

 

ATTENDANCE POINTS:

Tardy less than 10 minutes ................................................................        0 points

Tardy more than 10 minutes will become an unexcused absence...........  1 point

 A parent can excuse the first tardy of the day when the student is arriving

at school late.

Excused Absence ..................................................................................    1 point

 An absence can be excused by a parent, prior to the absence, the day of the

absence, or up to two (2) days after returning from the absence.

Unexcused Absence or Truancy................................................................ 1  point

Any absence not excused in accordance with the definition for an excused

absence.

Exempt Absence ....................................................................................    0 points

                Include the following:

  • School Activity ....... Absence due to involvement in a school sponsored                activity.
  • Educational Travel .......Travel with family or others.  This require PRIOR notification and approval.  Forms are available in the office.
  • Home Bound .........Illness or injury which causes absence in excess of two consecutive days.  This requires verification by a physician.
  • Chronic Illness ......Absence due to a chronic illness.  This requires                 prior notification and a negotiated individual attendance policy, as well as verification by a physician.
  • Court / Detention ...... Absence due to required legal consequences. Documentation must be provided.


 

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