When a student is absent a parent or guardian must call the school at 348-
8626 by 10 a.m. the day of your absence. This is a 24-hour number with
voice mail. If calling is not possible, the student is to bring a note from the
parent to the office when s/he returns to school.
Arriving late to school is considered a Tardy or Truancy unless
excused as above. Upon arrival have a parent call, come to the office or
bring a note to check in.
- Excused Absences are approved by parents and the school. Babysitting,
or staying home for reasons other than being ill are not considered
- Unexcused Absences are not approved by a parent and/or the school
and are considered truancies.
- Prearranged Absences are known ahead of time such as a trip, vacation,
or illness. Get a Pre-arranged Absence Form from the office and
complete 2-3 days before to notify the office and your teachers. You will
need to make arrangements with your teachers for makeup work and/
or missed assignments during your absence.
All middle schools are closed campus, which
means that students are not allowed to leave the building or the campus
grounds from the moment of arrival at school until dismissal at 2:45 p.m.
If students have to leave the building during the school day they must
bring a note to the office that morning. A blue pass will be issued for the
departure time. A parent must sign their student out with the office when
leaving and the student must check back in when returning to school.
Parent absences also require a note! The school and emergency
medical personnel must have a written note explaining who temporary
guardian(s) are for any minor. For student safety, the office needs a copy
and the student should keep a copy with them.
Students are tardy if not in their seat when the bell
rings. Tardies will start over each quarter, but count for all classes.
1st offense - Warning
2nd to 5th offense - Detention each time
6th or more offenses - In-School Suspension each time