Attendance and Sick Policy
Students are required to attend classes each day that school is open. Regular attendance is critical to a student’s progress; in fact, if a student is absent more than 10% of the time, that student may be dropped from the class. If, however, a student is sick or has another unavoidable reason for being absent, he/she should bring a note signed by the parent with the explanation. The principal decides whether or not it is an excused absence. Common reasons for excused absences include:
• death in the family
• doctor/dentist appointment
Please try to schedule routine appointments during non-school hours. If it must be during school hours, the student should return to school for the remaining classes. Possible reasons for unexcused absences include:
• private lessons
• vacation or business trips
• healing from injuries where it does not affect school work and the doctor has said the student may return to school
For excused absences, the student will have the opportunity to make up missed work. The number of days absent is the number of days allowed to complete the missed work, in addition to keeping up with regular assignments. Arrangements should be made in advance if possible. Unexcused absences are not given the opportunity to make up work afterwards. This will affect the student’s grades. If parents anticipate the student being absent frequently, they should consider a different school.
Anyone who exhibits the following needs to stay home from school:
Also, in the unfortunate circumstance that your family is "blessed" with lice, please do not participate in school until complete treatment has been administered. Periodic head-checks may be administered by the principal or school health officer in a discreet manner.