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Reminder about Attendance Procedures

Reminder about Attendance Procedures

Even with prior parent permission and the absence reported to the school, partial day absences require the student to check in and/or out of their Small Learning Community (SLC) Office. Leaving the building for illness or appointments (or any other excused reason) without an Outside Excuse Permit is considered an unexcused absence. Even with a parent excuse, students must sign out of the building by obtaining an Outside Excuse Permit in their SLC office. In the event that a student does not sign out before leaving the building, the absence can only be excused by the SLC principal upon presentation of a legitimate excuse from the parent of the student involved. Students must also report to the SLC office for admittance when returning from an excused absence. An excused absence hall pass will be issued if a parental excuse is provided.


Leaving early? Grab a pass from your secretary in your SLC office when you arrive at school or during a passing period - you can then use that pass to leave class and leave the building at the designated time (no need to stop back in the office). This counts as "checking out."


Coming late or returning from an appointment? Enter the building through the Welcome Center - you will get a pass up to your SLC office, and your secretary will give you a pass to class. This counts as "checking in."


Office Locations for check-in and check-out:

Ash - Regent office (1191) or Athletic office (2091) while we await the start of our new Ash secretary

Highland - 2211

Regent - 1121

Van Hise - 2091B (temporary location during construction)


See more info and specific phone numbers/emails on our Attendance webpage.