We want to encourage all students to attend school on a regular basis. Each day that a student attends school he/she has opportunities to develop personal, social, and academic skills. We encourage the commitment of students, parents, and staff to work together on this endeavor.
Within one operating day of an absence, a written explanation, email or call to the absentee line is required for an absence to be excused. Without this documentation, all absences will be considered unexcused. Students are allocated 15 excused absences per calendar year.
The following are acceptable reasons for student absences:
- Illness of student
- Death in the immediate family of the student
- Religious holiday of the student’s faith (prior notice is encouraged)
- Absences for trips or other parental requests as judged appropriate for the
student, by the principal; providing the requests are approved two weeks in advance.
In the case of excessive absences, a parent will be required to provide documentation, such as a doctor’s statement of a student’s illness.
For purposes of attendance, school-related activities are not counted as absences for class.
MONITORING OF ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
Each school is required to record a student’s daily attendance. Students reporting to school/class after the official start time, will be marked tardy. Students who are excessively absent, tardy, or leave school early may be referred to the Student Success Team for intervention assistance. Students who continue to be excessively absent will be monitored by the Flagler County District Office and may be referred for additional services or to the State
For further information on the attendance requirements, please refer to Florida Law 1003.26 (b)
Imagine School Report a Student Absent Line – 386-586-2785
MAKE UP WORK
Students will have one day for each day absent from the day he/she returns to school to complete any work missed due to their absence. Work submitted after the opportunity period may be assigned a grade of zero. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
Students serving Out of School Suspension of 3 days or more will have only 3 days to make up all classwork missed. Any missed tests will have to be made up after school at the teacher’s discretion.
Early dismissal for appointments must be arranged prior to early dismissal date. The school must have written confirmation from the student’s parent/guardian prior to leaving school early. There will be no early dismissal after 2:15 p.m. without prior permission. All parents need to have ID ready to show. Only those that are listed on the emergency contact form can pick up the student, unless written notification is given prior to the pick-up.
The school day is from 8:25 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. If a student is not in class by 8:25 a.m., they are considered tardy. Tardy students must check in at the front office to receive a tardy slip. Students without tardy slips will not be admitted to class.
Only tardies for doctor/dentist appointments or unusual emergencies will be considered excused. When arriving to school from the appointment, the student must submit proof of the date/time of the appointment.
*For every 5 unexcused tardies, or early sign outs, a student will be assigned 1 unexcused absence.*