Achievement and attendance are highly related. Each student should attend school daily. Rules and regulations regarding excessive absenteeism and tardiness shall be enforced.
1. Students are expected to be in school, on time, every day. Occasionally, absence or tardiness cannot by avoided. Absences may be “excused” or “unexcused”. An absence may be excused if the student brings a note, in advance or within three (3) days of the child’s return to school signed by his/her parent/guardian stating the reason. Ohio Revised Code lists the following reasons for an excused absence:
- Personal Illness. (The principal may require the certificate of a physician if he/she deems it advisable.)
- Illness in the family.
- Quarantine of the home. (The absence of a child from school under this condition is limited to the length of quarantine as fixed by the proper health officials.)
- Serious illness or death of a relative.
- Observance of religious holidays.
- Emergency or set of circumstances that, in the judgment of the principal constitutes good and sufficient cause of absence from school.
- Funeral of a family member
- Family vacation less than ten (10) days (requires two (2) week prior approval).
2. Parents/Guardians must notify the school on the day a student is absent unless the child’s teacher or office administrative assistant has been notified in advance of the absence. Lacking parental notification of an absence, the principal/designee or teacher will notify the parent of the student’s absence by telephone or written notice on the same day the student is absent.
3. If a student is dismissed early for a doctor’s appointment or for another valid reason, the student must bring a note signed by his/her parent or guardian. The parent must meet the child in the school office before the child will be excused.
4. All other absences are “unexcused” as determined by the principal and include but are not limited to truancy, oversleeping, personal appointments (hairdresser, etc.) and unapproved vacations.