DID YOU KNOW…
…these Jr./Sr. High Handbook Highlights regarding Student Attendance?
The parent/student handbook is available on the Hopewell-Loudon website under the Jr/Sr High tab. This resource highlights most all situations, requirements, and procedures for our 7-12 grade students. Today we would like to highlight our attendance policy and the procedures required when returning to the building and when leaving the building.
· Return to School Procedure
Upon returning to school, the student will present a written note from the parent/guardian to the office. The note will include the dates missed, absence reason and parent/guardian signature. This note MUST be turned into the office UPON ARRIVAL or no later than ONE DAY of attendance after the absence. Students who have not brought in a note that is for an acceptable reason, by the required time or for whom no parent contact has been made, will be considered UNEXCUSED.
· If there is a necessity for the student to leave school during the day to meet appointments (doctor, dentist, or other legitimate reasons) a note should be presented to the office on the morning of the anticipated absence. The reason for the early dismissal must be specifically stated on the note. Before leaving the building for any reason, the student must report to the office for permission and sign out. Upon return, the student will supply the office with a doctor’s note in order to be excused.
· Also, we always have questions about being eligible to participate in extracurriculars when absent or missing part of a day. Below is the district policy:
A student must be in attendance four (4) of the eight (8) periods in a school day to be eligible to participate in practices, contests, or extra-curricular functions held that day. The absence must be a recognized EXCUSED absence prior to a student being eligible to participate or granted permission by the building principal.
Sentinel students must be in attendance at Sentinel from either 8:25-11:10 (seniors), 11:45-2:35 (juniors), or in attendance four (4) of the eight (8) periods at Hopewell-Loudon. The absence from either Sentinel or Hopewell-Loudon must be EXCUSED prior to participation.