Students are expected to arrive at school on time. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.! The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Students are expected to be in all classes on time, ready to work, with the necessary materials.
Students late to class are a major disruption to the instructional program. Students who are tardy 3 times to a class will receive counseling referral. Students who are tardy to class 6 times will be considered in defiance of school policy. They will be referred to the dean. Detention or Saturday school will be assigned for students with repeated violations of attendance policy.
Parents are expected to send their children to school daily. Every effort should be made to schedule student medical and personal appointments so that they do not interfere with the instructional program.
For those FEW times that it is unavoidable for a student to be absent from school, a student may be excused with written verification from a parent due to illness, quarantine, court appearance, religious observance or attendance at a funeral of an immediate family member. Students who are out of school for illness for 5 or more days must return with a Doctor's note.
Students who are absent for non-illness 10 times in a school year may be referred to Pupil Services and Attendance for intervention.
  • All students must be in class and in their seats when the bell rings.
  • All students must bring a note from a parent on the day following an absence.
  • If a student is absent five or more consecutive days, a doctor's note must be provided.
Deliveries interrupt classroom instruction and will not be made by the attendance office.
Please help us to ensure your child receives a proper education. Please have them bring school books, backpacks, projects, money for lunch, and ride home instructions before they come to school for the day.
Please send a note (signed by parent) to the attendance office 24 hours in advance of an early leave. Attendance office personnel will call the parent to approve the leave. Advance notice is required to ensure the student is ready to leave at the appointed time. No leaves will be approved by phone.