Absences / Truancies / Lates

ABSENCES – OCCURRENCE & ACTION

1 to 9 absences

  • Call home by attendance office for every absence that is unexplained. The teacher discusses the absences with the student and will refer the student to the vice-principal. No student is admitted to class without an admit slip from the attendance office.

10 absences

  • A discussion with the student and contact with the parent by the teacher. A referral to the vice principal. The vice principal discusses the absences with the student and contacts home regarding the attendance policy.

15 absences

  • Second referral to the vice principal. The student requires a note from the principal or vice principal before being allowed to attend class. The student may be disqualified from attendance on field trips, or extra-curricular activities or, school events. The credit may be withheld.

TRUANCIES – OCCURRENCE AND ACTION

First Truancy

  • The teacher/vice principal discusses the matter with the student. Parents/guardians will be informed and the teacher is notified by the vice principal ASAP. Classroom consequences or after-school detentions will be assigned.

Second Truancy

  • The teacher/vice principal discusses the matter with the student. Parents/guardians will be informed and the teacher will be notified. Detentions will be assigned and both the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student are warned of possible suspension.

Third , and further, Truancy

  • The student may be suspended.
  • The credit may be withheld or the student may be removed from the course.

LATES – OCCURRENCE AND ACTION

A student is considered late to class if the student enters the classroom after the bell has rung. In the morning, a warning bell will ring. When students hear the music, they must proceed to their classroom immediately

1 – 5 lates

  • Discussion between the teacher and the student. The teacher will contact home to inform parents/guardians

6 lates

  • Teacher refers student to vice principal. The vice principal will inform parents. The student will serve an after school detention.

7 lates

  • Student will work in the office for one day.

8 lates or more

  • Student may incur a suspension. The length of it will be at the discretion of the administration of the school