Absence Procedures

  • Please Follow the Directions on This Page Pertaining to Your Student's Absence

    Reporting Absences & Early Dismissal:

    Regular attendance and punctuality are important from the beginning of the school year until the last day. Frequent absences and tardies interfere with your scholar's progress towards learning the necessary content and skills to be successful in their classes and graduate on time.  Please allow up to 48 hours for your child’s attendance to be updated in the system.  

    Please send a note to our attendance secretary to report your scholar's absence and the reason for the absence.,

    High School students accumulating more than 10 absences, excused or unexcused per class will receive a grade of “F” for the course, according to state policy.

    Excused Absences:

    The following reasons are considered excuses for absences:

    • Personal illness (please state type of illness)

    • Medical appointments (must provide a doctor’s note)

    • Death in family

    • Religious holidays

    • Approved Educational Leave (form must be submitted 5 days in advance)

    • CMS Approved Religious holidays (form must be submitted 2 weeks in advance)

    • Court or Administrative proceedings

    NOTE: Parents should make all elective medical and dental appointments for times outside of school hours. Parents can no longer call in an absence for a student; they must send a note or email to the school in order for the absence to be excused.  Until a note is received by the attendance office, all absences above are unexcused. Please attempt to make all elective medical and dental appointments for times before or after school.

    Unexcused Absences

    • Inclement weather

    • Car trouble

    • Missing the bus

    • Oversleeping

    • No written excuse or email

    • Class cutting

    • Work

    Tardy Policy

    When a scholar is tardy (after 7:15 am), they must report to the Front Office. Ms. Sharpe will log their tardy and provide them with a pass to class.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school and ask to speak with our attendance secretary, Ms. Sharpe.


    Students between ages 7 and 16 are required by law to attend school. In addition to the consequences outlined in Rule 1, the student will be required to make up the work missed and may be subject to the district’s recovery procedures. For students with more than 10 unexcused absences the student and/or parent may be referred for prosecution.

    Rule 1 ATTENDANCE (Citizenship/Responsibility): A student must attend every class every day unless there is a lawful reason for the absence. Students who are tardy, cut school or class or have excessive unexcused absences (more than 10) are in violation of this rule. In addition to any administrative response, students with excessive absences may be required to comply with the district’s recovery procedures. Repeated violations of this rule may also result in Tier II consequences, with the condition that any out-of-school suspension imposed for conduct related solely to violation of this rule is limited to two days per violation. (Students who engage in insubordinate behavior towards an authorized staff member attempting to enforce this rule may also be in violation of Rule 7 and may be punished accordingly, without the two-day limitation on out-of-school suspensions.)


Attendance Contact

  • Yvonne Sharpe, Attendance Secretary

    Report an absence via email.