Attendance at the high school level is taken each block. For a student to be counted as present for the block, the student must be in attendance for at least one-half of the block. For the 2022 – 2023 school year, high school students absent from eleven class periods or more will receive a grade of F for that course (please see policy). This is not a new policy unique to Myers Park High School. It is a district policy suspended by our Board of Education in 2019 - 2021 but is now active as a policy and procedure for 2022 - 2023. This rule applies to all absences, whether excused or unexcused. If a student is at a pre-approved place for the purpose of attending an authorized school activity such as a field trip, athletic contest, student convention, musical festival, or any similar school sponsored activity, then the absence will not count towards the 10 days.
Additionally, students who are absent for an extended amount of time for medical reasons can apply for a medical waiver with proper documentation. Medical waivers will be reviewed, and a decision will be made by the principal.
Beginning Monday, November 1, teachers will be offering "attendance recovery" sessions by department. Students with 11 or more absences can recover the days missed above the initial 10 days (1 day = 45 minutes of "attendance recovery"). For example, when a student has missed 12 days of their English class, then the student will need to recover 2 days (90 minutes) with their teacher.
To participate in "attendance recovery", the student must speak with their teacher. The teacher will let the student know the available times and days. Students that have exceeded 10 absences for semester 1 or A/B day classes are encouraged to begin as early as Monday, November 1. Recovery for semester 2 classes will begin Tuesday, March 28. "Attendance recovery" completion records will be maintained by departments and administrative contacts for the departments will have access to review the records and sign-off on "attendance recovery" completion.
1. "Attendance recovery" must be pre-scheduled with the teacher.
2. Students must arrive on time and remain for the full session. Late arrival or early departure will result in no credit for the session.
3. Morning sessions will begin at 6:35 AM (30-minute sessions) and 6:20 AM (45-minute sessions). Morning sessions will conclude at 7:05 AM. Afternoon sessions will begin at 2:20 PM (45-minute sessions) and conclude at 3:05 PM.
4. Students must engage during the session, completing any make-up work/assessments or actively participating in tutoring.
5. Students who misbehave will be removed and will not receive credit for the session. Misbehavior includes excessive talking, head down, unauthorized use of cell phones, off task working, playing games on electronic devices, etc...
If you have any questions, please email Allyson Davis, Assistant Principal of Instruction.