Absence and Tardy Policy

Tardy Policy

It is imperative that all students arrive to class on time.  Students arriving late cause a disruption to the learning of all other students in the class. Additionally, tardy students miss valuable instructional time.  Students who do not enter their classroom by 8:25 am are considered tardy. Tardiness is unexcused with the exceptions being medical appointments or extenuating circumstance that are excused at the discretion of the school administration. A student must have a note from a doctor in order for his/her tardiness to be excused for a medical appointment.

If a student has been tardy 3 times, excused or unexcused, within a semester, a message will be sent home reminding the parents/guardians of the importance of being on time for school and classes.

If a student has been tardy 5 times, excused or unexcused, within a semester, a meeting will be scheduled with the administration to create a plan and contract to address the tardiness and prevent any further tardiness.

If a student continues to be tardy after the plan and contract have been implemented, additional
consequences will be put in place, such as loss of tuition assistance, not being invited to register for the following year, or other consequences at the discretion of the school administration.

Absence Policy

All absences, excused and unexcused, are recorded on each student’s personal record. Absences from school will be excused for illness or injury of a student. An absence will also be excused for serious illness or death of a family member. Absences for medical appointments will also be excused with a note from a physician. All other absences will be considered unexcused. Any illness that results in an absence of 4 or more consecutive days will require a note from a physician in order to excuse absences after the 3rd consecutive day a student is absent from school.

In the event that the school office is not informed by a parent/guardian of a reason for absence by     2:30 pm of the day of the absence, it will be recorded as unexcused. Acceptable forms of notification include a written signed note, phone call, or email.

If a student has 5 or more absences in a year beyond those for appointments or illnesses that have been excused with a note from a physician, a meeting will be scheduled with the administration to the address the pattern of absences. A plan and contract will be created to ensure that acceptable attendance is achieved for the remainder of the school year.  If the plan and contract are not adhered to, additional consequences will be put in place, such as loss of tuition assistance, not being invited to register for the following year, or other consequences at the discretion of the school administration.