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Unexcused Absences


Absences without parent, guardian or school approval shall be marked as cuts. If possible, parents shall be notified via auto dialer for each absence.

Truancy Letters
  1. One, two, and three unexcused/unknown absences: Truancy Letter #1 will be sent home after the third unexcused absence.
  2. Six unexcused/unknown absences: At the sixth unexcused absence, Truancy letter #2 will be sent home. The student's Counselor/Administrator team shall be notified that the student is now truant with 6 unexcused absences. The student will be required to meet with their counselor to discuss their truancy and ways to improve class attendance.
  3. Ten unexcused/unknown absences: Truancy Letter #3 will be sent home. One or more of the following actions may be taken; loss of open-campus privileges, family meeting, referral to SARB process, counseling referral, and/or loss of prep periods.
Questionable/Excessive Absenteeism

In cases of questionable or excessive absenteeism, the school district may require a variety of reasonable methods for verification of illness, such as written excuses from parents or documentation from a physician or other health providers.

Excessive Health Absences

Students will be required to provide medical documentation when they have been absent from school due to health reasons for more than 10 percent of the school year.

Students Marked Absent in Error

If a student believes they have been marked absent in error, they will need to talk to their teacher to have the absence corrected. The student can pick up a yellow Attendance Correction form from the Attendance Office, have their teacher sign the form and return it to the Attendance Office for correction.