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Millcreek High School

WCSD POLICY 2900

ATTENDANCE ( Revised 3/5/2013 ) 

 

PER FERPA: As long as the student is a dependent 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 and Unexcused Absence…....................................    1 points

    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.

 

    Truancy…………………………............................................................. 1 point

    If a student is absence and is not excused in accordance with the definition for an            

    excused by parent or school knowledge, that student is considered to be truant.

 

 

    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 requires

              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.

Medical/Chronic Illness....Parents or doctors may verify students                    illness. No medical notes are required for excused absences due to illness, however such documentation may be required for extended absences due to illness in order to determine the need for homebound teacher and/or special consideration for chronic illness.

               Court/Detention......Absence due to required legal consequences.

              Documentation must be provided.

              Bereavement…. Death in the family

  *See Attendance Expectations (page 15) for important additional information Page 14

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.

 

 

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