Contact the Attendance Office
To clear an absence, please call the 24-Hour Attendance Office Line. Leave a message that includes your student’s name, I.D. number, grade, date of absence, and reason for absence. Please speak clearly and leave a contact phone number so that the attendance clerk may contact you during the day.
24-Hour Attendance Office Line
If you are calling during normal business hours and reach the voicemail, it is because we are on another line or helping a parent / student at the window. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE. We check and retrieve our voicemail every few minutes throughout the day.
Parent requests for early release or late arrival due to medical appointments and family emergencies will be permitted. The student must obtain an OFF CAMPUS PASS (OCP) from the Attendance Office prior to leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in a Saturday School. You may not call after 2:30 p.m. to request an early release (OCP). We no longer have office aides to deliver passes, you will need to arrange for your student to pick up the pass at the attendance office window before school, nutrition break, or lunch.
State law requires pupils to attend their assigned classes every day school is in session.
Any student missing more than 30 days for any one class in a semester will not receive credit for that class. All absences not cleared by a parent / guardian phone call to the attendance office within 72 hours, will be considered truant and the student will be assigned a Saturday School. The absence must be cleared for the truancy to be removed.
Excused Absence / Tardy (make up work allowed):
- Personal Illness or Quarantine
- Illness or death in the immediate family
- Medical and dental appointments
Upon written request of the parent or guardian and approval of the Principal or his/her designee and pursuant to board policy, a student’s personal justifiable absence may be excused. Reasons include, but are not limited to:
- Funerals (for immediate family)
- Call to court/detained by law enforcement
- Employment interview
Get caught up with academics and attendance at Saturday School, Cougar Academy and CORE Academy.
- Attend from 7:30 AM to 11:30AM on Saturday and make up a full day of attendance.
- Some classrooms will be listed online in the calendar and at the attendance window.
- Students are invited to bring assignments or projects to work on during the four hours.
CORE Academy is offered on Saturdays for students in 9th grade to improve their English and Math grades.
RESET Saturday is a program for students who have exceeded the 10% chronic absenteeism rate.
Cougar Academy offers students extracurricular activities on Saturdays.