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Excessive Absences

Teachers may fail any student who accrues a total of seven (7) unexcused absences in any one semester.  Before assigning a failing grade to a student based on excessive unexcused absences, the school shall ensure that the student and parent/guardian have received written and/or verbal notice of the unexcused absence on the 4th unexcused absence and have been informed of the fail policy for students who accumulate seven (7) or more unexcused absences.

 

When a student accumulates seven (7) unexcused absences and it has been determined that the student will fail the course, the parent/guardian shall be notified.  After the 12th absence (excused or unexcused) in a school year, a doctor's note must be presented to the Attendance Office to clear any additional absences.  Students with excessive absences will be referred to SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) and/or law enforcement.