- Hybrid Student Attendance Reporting Expectations
- Attendance Matters! Every student...every day!
- Student Responsibilities When Absent
- Attendance Protocol
Our district and school districts across the country are looking at the relationship between chronic absenteeism and student academic success. We know that attendance and engagement in school are important factors in a student's learning and social/emotional development. Students who are absent from school miss out on the valuable learning activities that take place in the classroom, both with the teacher and with peers. Even strong students with good grades can fall off course in middle and high school if they miss too many classes; lessons build on one another and move more quickly in the upper grades. While students may be able to make up assignments from days they were gone, they cannot make up for missed instruction, discussion and peer and classroom experiences when they are absent from class. While they may complete some or even all of the work missed, the learning experience is significantly altered.
Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing more than 10% of the school year (excused or unexcused). At Eastview High School, that is five days or more per quarter. For comparison, most EVHS students miss fewer than three days per quarter and 86% of our students at Eastview stay under the 10% threshold annually.
We understand there may be circumstances that prevent a student from attending, however we expect those absences to be limited. We care greatly about the health and well-being of our students. We want to partner with students and families when challenges exist and work together to support your student in any way we can. We always strive to reduce absences, keep students in the classroom and maximize learning. Please feel free to contact us if there are extenuating circumstances of which we are unaware.
Student Responsibilities When Absent:
- Check provided resources (Schoology, course calendar, notes, etc.)
- Collaborate with peers to obtain additional information, notes, homework, timelines, etc.
- If further clarification is needed, prepare questions for the teacher.
- Meet/email with teacher(s) as needed to obtain clarification and/or plan for make-up assessments.
- If after school make-up is necessary, communicate with coaches/advisors about potentially missing co-curricular commitments.
- Reminder: In order to participate in co-curricular activities, students must be present four or more periods during the school day; communicate with coaches/advisors if you are unable to participate.
The following attendance protocol has been implemented to support students:
- Upon five (5) absences from any single class period, students/families will receive an awareness letter indicating that the student is considered chronically absent and close monitoring will take place.
- Upon ten (10) absences from any single class period, students/families will be required to provide a doctor’s note to excuse any future absences. Without a doctor’s note, absences will be marked unexcused.
- Upon fifteen (15) absences from any single class period, students will receive an NC (no credit) mark on their report card for that class if a passing grade is earned (students not earning a passing grade will receive a grade of F). No credit will be earned at that time. Credit may be earned with successful completion of one of the following:
1. Approval of an Attendance Appeal
Attendance appeals will be reviewed by an attendance appeal committee which will include a Counselor, Grade Level Administrator, Nurse and Case Manager (if applicable).
2. Successful completion of an Attendance Improvement Contract
Student must be present for 90% of class periods the following quarter (this is equal to fewer than five absences from each class in the nine-week term).
If neither of the above are approved/met, the following options may be available; students must work with their counselor and/or grade level administrator to plan for and register for either option.
3. CORE (required) classes – successful completion of Credit Recovery for the required course
Credits may be recovered in either Extended Day (after school) or Summer School; the original NC will remain on the student’s transcript, but the recovered credit will also be listed (with a grade of P for pass) and count toward graduation requirements.
4. ELECTIVE (non-required) classes – registration and successful completion of the course in subsequent year
This is based on availability – students new to the course will have priority in registration if the course is full); the original NC will remain on the student’s transcript, but the recovered credit will also be listed (with the letter grade earned).
Attendance 24 Hour Voicemail
651-683-6969 ext. 88677
Attendance Office Questions 952-431-8921 or 8922
Student Absence Information:
Full Day Absence, call BEFORE 1:00pm using the Attendance Voicemail Number: 651-683-6969 ext. 88677
Partial Day Absence (late arrival or early release) send a note with your student or call 952-431-8921 or 8922
Students must have an EVHS pink attendance pass before leaving the building
Always bring a doctor’s note for all medical appointments
Insist that your student ask teachers for make-up work the day they return---they are responsible for all work missed!!
For all other attendance issues, please call the EVHS Attendance Office at 952-431-8921 or 8922