Absence/Lateness/Early Dismissal

The Attendance Policy is explained in great detail in The Umbrella starting on page 10. Scheduled absences (due to medical appointments, religious observances, college visits) should be reported in advance through a parent note to the HS Main Office in Room 240. Unexpected absences due to illness do not need to be called in; upon returning the student should take a note from the parent to the HS Main Office in Room 240. Absences of five days or more require a note from the physician. Notes should include the student's full name, Student ID number and the dates and reason for the absence; they must be turned in no later than one week after the absence.

Lateness to class is excused only if the student brings to the teacher a note from a nurse, counselor, teacher, administrator or the Main Office. If a student needs to leave school early, students must submit a parental note to the Main Office in order to receive an "early dismissal slip." The signed slip must be shown to the appropriate teachers before leaving the building.