Attendance Procedures

The school should be notified as soon as possible of any absence. Parents or guardians are to call the Attendance Office between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. to acknowledge the reason for the absence. Parents are also expected to call each day the student is absent. The middle school attendance line is 653-1300.

Excessive Absences From School

Any student absent from school, whether excused or unexcused, for ten (10) days or more in any one semester, or fifteen (15) days at any point during the school year, may be required to present a medical excuse for each absence thereafter for the remainder of the school year. A student who fails to do so will be considered an unexcused absence. If the problem continues, a referral for a student to the Summit County Attendance Officer may be made.

Early Release
All parent and guardian written requests to leave the building while school is in session, including the lunch period, must be cleared through the Attendance Office. Present this request to the attendance secretary before the start of school on the day the student is to be excused. This advance notice will reduce wait time. *Students leaving the building must be signed out and back in by parent/guardian at the Attendance Office. *Only exception: Student returning with a note from appointment - parent does not need to come in. Student must sign back in.

Advanced Absence Notice
When a student knows that he/she will be absent from school, he/she is required to pick up an advanced absence form from the Attendance Office. This form requires a parent signature, and a mutual agreement between the teachers and the student on an acceptable make-up due date validated by all of the student's teachers. This is then turned in to the attendance secretary. It is mutually understood that the sole responsibility for the completion of the advance absence notice and the make up of classroom work belongs to the student.

Tardiness to School
Parents must walk in to the Attendance Office when a student is tardy. Students are tardy to school if they are not in their homeroom at the tardy bell. The teacher will record all tardies on the absence sheet.
Consequences for Tardiness:
5 Tardies: referral to Unit Principal and one lunch detention.
10 Tardies: referral to Unit Principal and one afterschool detention.
15 Tardies: referral to Unit Principal and two afterschool detentions.
Excessive tardies may be referred to the Summit County truant officer.