Due to the recent legislation of HB410, our district is transitioning to hours (instead of days) to meet the new law requirements. Changes are highlighted in yellow below. PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. THESE CHANGES ARE SIGNIFICANT AND MORE STRINGENT THAN THE PREVIOUS ATTENDANCE POLICY. We are now required to record every
minute of absence, both excused and unexcused,
and report it as such. Please
contact the school office if you have questions about this change.
MEDICAL AND DENTAL APPOINTMENTS: Students will be excused for medical or dental appointments and time missed will be applied to the school hours of attendance. Students are asked to present a doctor’s note stating the date and time of the appointment upon return to school for the absence. Students gone over their lunch period will not have the 30 minute lunch period counted against missed time.
5.2 (C) VACATIONS: Absence due to family vacations should be requested in
writing AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first day of absence for that vacation. Student requests for homework/missed assignments must be completed upon the child’s return to school.
TARDINESS: Students are tardy after 8:00 a.m. Time missed will be applied to hours missed for student attendance. Each student will be allowed THREE tardies, for each additional tardy after THREE, discipline/intervention may be applied at the principal’s discretion. ALL early dismissals will count against perfect attendance and perfect
The following reasons will be considered as unexcused
MISSED BUS PARENTS DIDN'T WAKE CHILD UP OVERSLEEPING
ALARM DID NOT GO OFF STAYED OUT OF TOWN WITH RELATIVES LOITERING IN THE HALL/PLAYGROUND
5.2 (E) EARLY LEAVE: Students who leave early will have time missed applied to hours missed for student attendance. Students who leave early without a medical excuse can have up to THREE per year, for each additional early leave after THREE, discipline/intervention may be applied at the principal’s discretion. ALL
early dismissals will count against perfect attendance and perfect attendance
5.3 MAKE-UP WORK: Students are
responsible for making up all work assigned during an excused and unexcused
absence(s). Students have two school
days (immediately after) an absence to complete the work for full credit. One additional day for making up work will be
afforded for each additional day of absence.
(ie. Missed five days = five days
to make up work). Parents may request
make-up work prior to an extended absence (Vacation/two or more consecutive
days out). Requests for such work should
be made in writing and submitted at least ONE WEEK prior to the first day of
the absence. Students will be required
to have all work completed on their return to school (unless other arrangements
have been made ahead of time with the homeroom teacher).
5.4 EXCESSIVE ABSENCES: Starting for the 2018-19 school year, student attendance will be changed from days to hours in accordance with OHIO HB410.
Thresholds for EXCESSIVE absences: 38 hours excused or unexcused
in ONE MONTH; 65 hours excused or unexcused in ONE
Thresholds for HABITUAL truancy: 30 consecutive unexcused hours; 42 hours unexcused hours in a MONTH; 72 hours unexcused
in a ONE SCHOOL YEAR.
5.4 (A) NOTIFICATION OF EXCESSIVE ABSENCES: Parents will be
notified in writing in
accordance with the following procedure:
1. Excessive Absences – 38 hours excused or unexcused in one month; 65 hours excused or unexcused in a school year.
Truancy – 30 consecutive unexcused hours; 42 hours unexcused in one month; 72 hours unexcused in a school year.
5.5 TRUANCY: Students who meet habitual truancy will be reported to Juvenile Court.
5.6 ABSENCES PERTAINING TO HEAD LICE: Students are
permitted a total of 52 HOURS or 4 separate incidences during the school
year. Any hours beyond the 52 hour
limitation will be considered unexcused.