Attendance Policy

All students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for classes in order to receive the greatest benefit from the instructional program and to develop the habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility. There is a direct relationship between poor attendance and class failure. Students who have good attendance generally achieve higher grades and enjoy school more.

1. A written excuse is required of all students upon the day of returning to school. The principal or designee of the school will determine the excused or unexcused status of an absence.

2. Only three parental/guardian notes (written excuses) will be accepted per semester\term

3. In order for a student to participate in extracurricular activities, a student must have been present that day.

4. Students who are tardy three times will be counted absent one day unless the tardies were excused.



Returning to School after any Absence

1. A parent or guardian must write a note giving your name, date, date(s) of absence, a reason for absence, and his/her signature.

2. Present the note for coding, to theschool office, between 7:35 and 7:45. Failure to present the note by 7:45 will result in a tardy to school.

3. Present your coded absence excuse to your teachers.

4. If absence is due to travel or some other reason, the parent/ guardian must contact the principal prior to the absence if the absence is to be excused.

5. If the student presents a doctor's excuse, the doctor's statement must be presented to the school's coding official within three (3) days of the date of absence.


Absences Over Five Days

1. A letter will be given to the high school student after he/she has missed a class five times during a term.

2. A grade of F/A (failure due to absences) will be issued to the student for the courseif he/she has five (5) unexcused absences for a course lasting the entire semester.


Make-Up Work
A student must ask all teachers for make-up assignments if your absence was excused Scheduling make-up assignments must be completed within three (3) days of the excused absence. This is the student's responsibility. Make-up exams will be scheduled at the discretion of the teacher. Make-up tests will be scheduled immediately on return to school. Failure to make-up an exam or classwork at the scheduled time will result in a zero, unless there are special circumstances approved by the principal, assistant principal, and/or teacher. Classwork missed during unexcused absences may not be made up.



Student Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the student:

1. To complete all missed assignments during the session or a zero will be issued for the assignments.

2. To make arrangements with the respective teacher to make-up any missed tests or exams within three (3) days of return to school.


School and Class Tardiness

It is imperative that we stress the importance of being punctual in today's society. AtGlencoe High School, we strive to teach life skills which will benefit our students as they enter the world of college and work. Employers will not allow employees to come to work late. Please remember the importance of learning this skill now. It will better your opportunities in the future.


* Any student late to school will report to theschool office.
* Any student checking-in will report to the school office.

* Students who arrive after 7:45 are considered tardy.

* Students arriving at 8:00 or later will be considered checking-in and will require a parent
or doctor's statement for the tardy or check-in to be excused.

* Tardiness due to car trouble, running out of gas, or flat tires will not be excused.

* Telephone calls will not be accepted for excuses of tardiness to school.

*Tardies will be recorded by the teacher and theschool office.




Any student late to school or class is considered to be tardy and will fall under the guidelines as stated in the above.

*The administration reserves the right to pull driving privileges of students who are habitually late and are driving to school. All students in our school district have transportation options (school bus) which would allow them to arrive at school on time.*


Tardy to School Policy
3rd Tardy - Warning
4th Tardy - Detention
6th Tardy - Detention ans one week loss of parking space
8th Trady -Detention and two week loss of parking space
10th Tardy - 1 day Out of School Suspension and loss of parking for school year
Tardy to Class Policy
4th Tardy - Warning
5th Tardy-Detention
7th Tardy - Dentention
9th Tardy - Detention
11th Tardy - 1 day of Out of School Suspension

Evaluation of student absences may be appealed to the school principal. The principal or his designee will make the final decision.


Skipping School and Skipping Classes

Skipping school and class is prohibited. All students that drive automobiles are required to get permission from the office to drive off campus to attend classes (GES, GSCC, and Vocational) away from school. Skipping school, class, or driving off campus without permission will result in suspension for one (1) to three (3) days.

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