2017-18 Attendance PageSchool Hours - 8:45 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.No Check-outs After 3:35 p.m. each day
Attendance / Truancy
Based on Georgia Law (20-2-690.1) and State Board of Education Rule (JB), any child between the ages of 6 and 16 who during the school calendar year has more than five days of unexcused absences from school will be considered truant. The legal penalties and consequences for truancy include referral of parents, guardians, or custodians to State Court and referral of juveniles to Juvenile Court for prosecution.Our official policy is below:Be sure to complete and send in your student's 2017-18 STUDENT CHECKOUT & EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION CARD, As Soon As Possible. These are given at time of registration, and they must turn the completed and signed card in to their homeroom teacher.The student will ONLY be checked out by and be allowed contact with the people listed on this card. Person checking out student must show MATCHING PICTURE ID (NO NICK NAMES PLEASE).Please list anyone who you may need to checkout your student, bring medicine or see your child for any reason. THE CARD MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN.
All check-ins and check-outs are done at the attendance window in the front lobby. If a student does not sign-in and get a pass at the attendance office when arriving late they may be counted absent the whole day.
The attendance office always needs an excuse for any time missed of the school day; this can be in the form of written note with signature of guardian, doctor note or other documentation (due the first day they return from the absence).
Administration only allows FIVE PARENT/GUARDIAN notes per year for absence excuses. ALL EXCUSES MUST meet required excused absences in student/parent handbook, page 5, to be excused. After a student exceeds the five parent notes all subsequent parent notes will go in the students file but will not be excused without a doctor's note, court document or other approved documentation.PLEASE BE SURE ALL CORRESPONDENCE INCLUDES YOUR CHILD'S FIRST AND LAST NAME.
Absences, Tardies, and Early Check-OutsStudents are expected to attend all scheduled classes on time and each day. On the FIRST DAY studentsreturn to school from an absence, parents should provide the school with a written note explaining the reasonfor the absence. The note should include the date(s) of the absence, the reason(s) for the absence, and thesignature of the parent or of the doctor who treated the student. Students who check in late or check out earlymust report to the school office and present a written note from their parent explaining their absence. If studentsare frequently absent and tardy, the principal may ask the parent to provide more information, such as medicaldocumentation, about the absences, tardies, and early checkouts. (Handbook page 5)Attendance Secretary: Yakita WatkinsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tardy (CI) = not in classroom by 8:45 a.m.
- Check-out (CO) = leaving before 3:55 p.m.
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