Attendance Policies

Explanation of Absences

When a student is absent for any reason the parent/guardian has 3 days to contact the middle school office or the absence will remain unexcused. Contact can be made by phone/voice mail at 673-3167, ext. 4; e-mail to; a written note; or in Family Access under Attendance and Absence Notification.


A tardy becomes an absence fifteen (15) minutes after the bell rings. A first hour tardy is NOT excused without an appointment slip. Students who leave early or miss more than 15 minutes from class will have an absence.

Excused Absence

Absences due to personal illness, health professional appointments, court, funerals or religious obligations. Absences due to extenuating circumstances must have administrator approval. Documentation will be required for all of the above except illness less than 3 days.

Unexcused Absence

Absences that are not in the excused category. Examples would be shopping trips, barber or beauty appointments, missing the bus, oversleeping, etc.