Consistent attendance is vital to student academic performance. Missing class places stress on students who find themselves having to make up work while keeping up with current assignments. Please prioritize their attendance and be considerate of the entire class who is impacted every time the class is disrupted by a student arriving or leaving. We desire that all students receive the best education possible each and every day of the school year.
If a student does not feel well in class, they must inform the teacher and be excused to come up to the health room in the main office. Parents will be notified by the health room of their student’s illness and can pick up their student at that time.
The front office will not send passes to retrieve sick students out of class.
Douglas County School District defines tardiness as a failure to appear on time and is considered a form of absence. For reporting purposes, a student who is present 50% or more of any attendance period during a scheduled school day shall be considered present for the entire recorded and reported period. Tardies shall not be included in the calculation of Habitually Truant students for Department reporting purposes.
CHECK IN / OUT PROCEDURES & LATE ARRIVALS
CHECKING IN – All students arriving late are to check-in at the attendance office. The attendance window opens at 8:50 am. Students are tardy to class up to 8:06 am.
CHECKING OUT – Any time a student must leave school during his/her regularly scheduled classes, the parent must call the attendance line or provide a note in advance so the student can obtain an Early Release pass. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up the pass from the attendance office, and check out at the attendance window before leaving school. Students who fail to follow check-out procedures will be recorded as unexcused.
Ill students must report to the health room for check out, the absence will be excused and the parent will be called.
ABSENCES AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Students must be in school 1/2 day to attend or participate in activities or athletics.
If a student is going to be absent from school for 3 or more days for any reason other than an emergency or a medical reason, the student needs to come to the main office and pick up an Pre-arranged Absence form. The Pre-arranged Absence Form must be signed by all of the student’s teachers along with the student’s Assistant Principal (assigned by alphabet) before the absences begin.
OTHER IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE MATTERS
Parents may not excuse their student from class because they are not prepared or need to work on another class. Students who are excused must leave the school and/or be off of school grounds.
All attendance markings that are incorrect (i.e. – a student was marked absent but was only tardy) are to be worked out with the teacher. The teacher will then notify the attendance secretary to make the necessary corrections or an Attendance correction sheet can be obtained at the attendance for them to have the teacher sign and return to the attendance window.
For further information, see the CVHS Student Handbook 19-20 pages 25-29.