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Absences

ABSENCES

When returning after an absence, students must report to the Attendance Office with a signed note from a parent/guardian which includes the date(s) of the absence and the reason. Students are to get their readmit slip 
PRIOR TO 7:50 a.m. so that there is enough time to get to Homeroom before the tardy tone rings at 8:00 a.m. Waiting until the bell rings may result in an unexcused tardy. An absence slip is NOT a tardy excuse! 

It is the student's responsibility to find out what work was missed while he/she was absent. If the student will be absent for an extended period of time, (more than three days), the parent/guardian may call the Counseling Office and request work from the student's teachers. 

If a student is absent for more than five days, he/she must see the nurse upon returning to school. Extended absences may affect a student's academic progress and grades. 

Part Day Absences 
For their safety and accountability, students may never leave campus without receiving prior permission from the Attendance Office. If you must leave school during the day for an appointment, bring a signed note from your parent/guardian to the Attendance Office before Homeroom. You will be given a pass, which is to be shown to the teacher at the appropriate time so that you may leave class and meet your parent/guardian in the Office to be signed out. Upon return to school, students are to pick up a PRC from the Attendance Office. 

IMPORTANT: STUDENTS MAY ONLY BE RELEASED TO A PARENT/GUARDIAN, OR ANOTHER ADULT WHOSE NAME IS ON THE EMERGENCY CARD ON FILE. 
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