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Attendance

 

Attendance Policy

  • Students must be in school every day unless they are ill or have a medical or dental appointment.
  • Students must bring a written note, signed by their parent or guardian, to the attendance office before 7:45 A.M. on the day they return to school from an absence or if they are leaving early for a medical appointment on that day.
  • If a student is absent for more than three (3) days, the parent/guardian may request homework assignments by calling the office. Assignments may be picked up 24 hours after the initial request. When a teacher prepares homework assignments for an absent student, that student is expected to complete the assignments as part of their grade.
  • Students are to be on time for class. (See paragraph on page 8 regarding tardiness.)
  • All students must remain on campus the entire day. Students may only leave early if a parent/guardian signs them out in the attendance office.
  • Students will not be allowed out of class during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of each class period except with an office summons.
  • Students who need to leave class outside the ten minute rule must have their own agenda/planner with the pass signed by the teacher with them. Passes are not to be torn out of the planner.
  • Any student found out of school without permission on school days may be issued a $250.00 ticket for truancy by LAPD or School Police.

 

Tardiness

 

We live in a society that values promptness.  As a result, students are expected to develop their ability to be on time for class.  A student is considered tardy if not in the assigned seat and ready to perform the tasks of the class by the time the tardy bell rings.  The only excused tardies are a late school bus and medical appointments (must have note from doctor’s office). Adult emergencies are not legal excused tardies.  

Excessive tardies (more than three) will affect a student's work habits grade.