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Attendance Office

High School Attendance Requirements

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WELCOME to the school year! 
Research has shown that your child's attendance record is one of the biggest factors influencing his or her academic success! So please make sure your child is in school every day unless they absolutely have to miss. Below are key points concerning attendance from the student handbook:
All absences require an excuse written by a parent/guardian or medical professional.  

After the accumulation of three (3) or more unexcused absences, a referral may be made to Children and Youth Services and/or the District Magistrate.

Students who go on a trip during the school year are required to complete an educational trip form before departing: EDUCATIONAL TRIP FORM.  One trip is permitted per school year.  Without an educational trip form, those absences will be considered unexcused.

 A maximum of ten (10) absences will be permitted during a school year. All absences beyond ten (10) days will require a medical excuse or the absence will be considered unexcused.

 - Any student arriving after 7:55 a.m. is considered tardy.
 - Each student will be permitted four (4) unexcused tardies per nine (9) week grading period.
 - After five (5) unexcused tardies per nine (9) week grading period, students will be subject to disciplinary action including activity detention, in-school suspension, loss of driving privileges, and/or bad standing.
 - Tardies will be considered excused if a medical excuse is submitted.

 - Students must present a note from a parent/guardian with the time of the early dismissal and reason for leaving early.
 - All students leaving school early must sign out in the high school office.
 - Students are not permitted to leave early to go to work.
 - After five (5) early dismissals, a medical excuse will be required or the early dismissal will be considered unexcused.
 If you have any questions about your child’s attendance, you may reach Sharon Laffey by phone at (724)948-3328 X3012 or email at [email protected]. To send a fax: (724)948-3344. 

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