Students Transferring In To District
Absence reports from previous schools will follow students and will be used in accordance with our attendance policy and the number of days missed from previous schools will be applied to our current district policy. If a student arrives with a combination of tardies and absences above 10 in a semester or 12 for the year, a medical status letter will be sent from the school and a visit by the truant officer will be requested.
Make-up work will be given for excused absences of three (3) or more consecutive days. Any work for absences of less than three (3) days can be collected upon returning to school. Students are expected to ask the teacher for make-up assignments the day they return to class. Assignments that are not made up will be reflected in the grade.
The School may arrange for individual instruction for students that are unable to attend school because of an accident, illness, or disability. Such instruction may be arranged upon receipt of documentation of the student’s condition from a physician. For more information, contact the building principal.
Tardy / Early Dismissal
Tardy is defined as any student arriving after the morning (9:00) or afternoon(1:00 Preschool) official start times.
Early Dismissal is defined as any student leaving the building before the lunch/noon recess bell or before afternoon dismissal bell.
Students should report to their assigned homeroom before the tardy bell rings. The following conditions constitute reasons for an excused tardy/early dismissal from school: 1) personal illness, 2) illness in the family, 3) quarantine of the home, 4) death of a relative, 5) observance of religious holiday, 6) family emergency, 7) head lice (limit of two days excused per referral time by school nurse), 8) doctor, dentist, or counseling appointments that are absolutely necessary during the school day. Early dismissals for reasons such as private lessons or after school activities are considered unexcused.
Tardies and early dismissals that become excessive affect the student’s ability to learn. Disciplinary action will be taken when a combination of tardies and early dismissals become excessive. Three (3) tardies and/or early dismissals will be counted the same as 1 day of absence. Parents will be notified when any combination of unexcused tardies and or absences reaches the following: 2 days unexcused absences and/or 6 days tardy, 5 days unexcused absences and/or 15 days tardy, 8 days unexcused absences and/or 24 days tardy, 10 days unexcused absences and/or 30 days tardy in a in a semester, or 12 days unexcused absences and/or 36 days tardy. Students that experience excessive tardies and/or early dismissal (more that 36 in the school year which is equivalent to twelve (12) of absence) may result in action taken by the school according to state laws. The combined accumulation of absences and tardies and/or early dismissals totaling twelve (12) or more days may result in further action. Action may include home visits, contact with Crawford County Children’s Services, and / or filing of negligent or unruly charges against the parent or child.
Students arriving late for school must report to the school office.