Students must comply with attendance requirements as outlined in board policy 4440, Atttendance. A violation of this rule is deemed a minor violation and is subject to all of the consequences for minor violations as set forth in this policy. Provided, however, a student shall not be subject to a suspension of more than two days for a violation of this policy. See pages 22 and 23 of your handbook for the comprehensive Attendance Policy.
Attendance in school and participation in class are an integral part of academic acheivement and the teaching-learning process Regular attendance develops patterns of behavior essential to professional and personal success in life. Regular attendance by every student is mandatory. The State of North Carolina requires that every child in the State between the ages of 7 (or younger if enrolled) and 16 attend school. Parents or legal guardians have the responsibility for ensuring that students attend and remain at school daily.
6-8 grade is expected to attend school 180 days unless absent for lawful reasons. Any student who accumulates and exceeds fifteen (15) absences is in jeopardy of receiving no credit for work done during a given school year.
9-12 grade is expected to attend school 180 days unless absent for lawful reasons. High school students should be in attendance a minimum of 83 days per semester or 166 days per school year to receive credit for a course. Any student who accumulates and exceeds seven (7) absence for any course during a semester is in immediate jeopardy of receiving a failing grade and receiving no credit for the course.
When a student misses school, a written excused signed by a parent or guardian must be presetned to the office within three (3) days of returning after an absence. An Absence may be excused for the following reasons:
- Ppersonal illness or injury which makes the student physically unable to attend school;
- Isolation ordered by the State Board of Health;
- Seath in the immediate family;
- Emergency medical or dental appointment or such appointment which has been approved by the principal;
- Participation under suboena as a witness in a court proceeding or if the student is a party to the action of a court or administrative tribunal;
- Observance of an event required or suggested by the religion of the student or the student's parent(s) with prior approval by the principal;
- Participation in a valid educational opportunity, such as travel, with prior approval by the principal;
- School related activities (i.e., field trips, academic support center, and in school supesnsion
- Children of military families whose parent of legal guardian is an active duty member and has been called to duty for, is on leave from, or has immediately return from deployment to a combat zone or combat supporting posting at the discretion of the principal; or
- Absence due to pregnancy and related conditions or parenting, when medically necessary.
Make up Work/Time
Students will be permitted to make up their work. The teacher will determine when work is to be made up. The student is responsible for finding out what assignments are due and completing them within the specfied time period.
Students who miss days or class may be allowed to make up the missed time after school. The after school make up time program will be announced at a later date. Students who choose to particiapte in the program must informed staff 24 hours prior to attending and must secure their own transportation at the end of the designated time.
After School Hours