In order to support students and families, we are implementing the following attendance protocol for the 2022-23 school year:
Upon five (5) absences from any single class period, students/families will be sent 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, we will be connecting with you to develop a plan for reducing absences. A doctor’s note will also be expected to excuse any future absences.
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.
4. 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).