Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and Punctuality

The right and privilege of attending public schools carries with it certain responsibilities on the part of both parents and students.  Parents and students must recognize the direct relationship which exists between academic success and regular, punctual school attendance.  High school attendance and punctuality is ultimately the responsibility of the student and the student’s family.  Students should miss school only when absolutely necessary.  Tardiness disrupts the learning environment of everyone in the class.  Regular attendance and punctuality are the keys to much of the success a student may gain from the student’s high school program.

Attendance Policy

All lab students are required to attend school daily. All absences are to be phoned into the attendance line at 623.435.7306 the day of the absence. If a student reaches more than 12 absences in a semester and is not making adequate progress, he/she may be dropped from courses and withdrawn from school.  An excused absence requires the student to bring in appropriate documentation. Reasonable attempts will be made by the school via phone, email, or US mail to inform parents/guardians of an absence. The District and Board employees or agents are not liable for failure to notify.

Recognized religious holidays are not subject to the 12-day absence limit, but they require parents/guardians to notify the administration 24 hours in advance.  Additionally, absences due to school-sponsored activities are not subject to the 12-day absence limit.

Tardy Policy

The right and privilege of attending public schools carries with it certain responsibilities on the part of both parents and students.  Parents and students must recognize the direct relationship which exists between academic success and regular, punctual school attendance.  High school attendance and punctuality is ultimately the responsibility of the student and the student’s family.  Students should miss school only when absolutely necessary.  Tardiness disrupts the learning environment of everyone in the class.  Regular attendance and punctuality are the keys to much of the success a student may gain from the student’s high school program.

Students not at the correct work station, and prepared to work, at the beginning of the session will be counted as tardy. Tardies are viewed as a disruption to the classroom environment.  Coming in late not only deprives the tardy student of full learning time, but also disrupts the education of other students. Tardies caused by appointments for medical or legal reasons will be excused only if appropriate documentation is provided by the parent/guardian to the attendance office upon return to school.  Students who arrive over 15 minutes late to a session will not be admitted into the lab and will be marked absent. Multiple tardies will result in disciplinary action with students being required to attend additional lab session and/or suspension.  The school reserves the right to determine whether or not a student is tardy.