STUDENT ABSENCES AND EXCUSES
student absences shall be designated as either excused or unexcused. A
student shall be excused for absence from school for the following
reasons: Illness, legal requirements, and permission by principal or
accordance with State Law, 16-28-12, a parent or guardian must explain
the cause of all missed school time by students under their control or
charge. Students must bring a written excuse from home
signed by the student’s parent or guardian for each absence. The request
for an excused absence must be presented to the designated school
official within three days of returning from the absence in order for
the absence to be excused.
that are not excused will result in scores of 0 (zero) for all academic
work missed during the absence. Parents / guardians of students
accumulating 5 unexcused absences will be required to attend a hearing
at the Central Office of the SBOE. Unexcused absences beyond 5 will
result in referral to the Jackson County Juvenile Court.
Promptness to class is very important. Students are to be in their seats and ready to work when the 7:45 bell sounds.
a student is absent for any excused reason as defined above, the
student shall be allowed to make up schoolwork missed during said
absence. Such work must be made up within a reasonable time as
determined by the teacher and principal. Parents need to call the school
office as early as possible to request work. Teachers will send
homework for students who are absent to the office for parents to pick
up by the end of the day. Teachers are not to disseminate homework in
the room to parents before students are dismissed. The intention of this
procedure is to cut down classroom interruptions and congestion in the
halls at the end of the school day.
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION ABSENCES
who are away from school because of participation in school-sponsored
activities shall be marked present and allowed to make up schoolwork
missed. Students are not to leave campus without permission from the
principal or his designee.