ALL students who arrive at school after 8:20 must go by the Main Office to be signed in through HERO by Mrs. Pijanowsky. She will give students a HERO printout that will admit students to class. Students tardy to CLASS go to ISS to get a note to class.
For students to sign out they must have a note signed by parent or guardian, with student first and last name, time and reason for leaving, and parent contact number. This must then be signed by office personnel by 10:00 am. ALL students must sign out through HERO in the main office. If they return to school, they must sign in through HERO to get a pass to class.
Attendance for Participating in Extra-Curricular Activities
must be present for one-half day in order to participate in
extracurricular activities such as plays, games, concerts, pageants, etc.
due to the following reasons will be excused and students will be
allowed a reasonable length of time (5 days) in which to make up any
work missed. Excused absences are accepted for: (a)
Illness, (b) Death in the immediate family, (c) Verified doctor
appointments, (d) Approved school-related activities, and (e)
Emergencies as determined by the principal.
Absences will be unexcused for all other reasons not listed above. It is the student's responsibility to contact the teacher in order to make up missed work (within 5 days; see Make-up Work). Work to remove zeros must be scheduled within five (5) days.
Skipping school is an unacceptable practice. Senior skip day, beach weekend, etc. are NOT recognized. Any student leaving campus without properly signing out will be considered SKIPPING. A parent conference will be required before a student who has skipped school may return to classes. The student will be assigned to In-School Suspension.
is no substitute for the uninterrupted personal contact between
teachers and students in the classroom environment where learning
experiences are carefully planned by the teachers. Even
though students may make up class work missed because of absences, they
may never be able to replace the educational, cultural and social
contacts which they would have experienced through face-to-face
instruction and class participation. Students with good attendance generally achieve higher levels of learning than those with poor attendance. Each principal and his staff will exert every effort to assure maximum attendance by all students. Attendance requirements shall be made clear to all students as well as the procedures involved in dealing with absences. Vigilance
in regard to attendance will be enhanced if one of the school
administrators or other designated staff member is assigned the
responsibility for monitoring attendance.
waiver committee will be established by the principal to determine a
student's eligibility to remain in a class after six absences in the
class. This committee will meet weekly to determine the student's status. The student and parent will be notified of the waiver committee's decision .
school officials are expected to conform to the rules and procedures
established for School Attendance and Student Accounting established by
the General Assembly, State Board of Education,
State Department of Public Instruction and Wayne County Board of Education.
student and his parent/guardian are responsible for notifying the
school should he/she be absent or expect to be absent for three (3) or
more consecutive days. Such notification should include the cause of absences.
a student accumulates three (3) absences in a school year, the teacher
shall report them to the principal, and the principal or his designee
shall notify the student's parent/guardian of the excessive absences by
telephone or visit and confirm by U.S. mail and report this information
to the school's social worker.
six (6) accumulative days of absences, the principal shall notify the
parent/guardian if the student is subject to Compulsory School
Attendance Law, informing them of the absences and the fact that they
are subject to legal action that could result in withdrawal from school
pending the attendance waiver committee decision. This information shall be given to the social worker and the social worker shall investigate all cases referred to him/her. The
social worker will work with students, parents/guardians, teachers and
principal in analyzing the causes of absences and in determining steps
to eliminate the problem.
six (6) accumulated absences in a school semester, the principal or his
designee shall notify the parent/guardian or custodian. The
principal shall review any report or investigation prepared by the
social worker and shall confer with the student and his parent/guardian
and pursue one of the following three options:
If the principal determines that the parent/guardian has not made a good faith effort to comply with the law, the principal shall notify the District Attorney.
If the principal determines that the parent/guardian has made good faith effort to comply with the law, the principal may file a complaint with the Juvenile Intake Counselor that the provisions of G.S. 7A- 561 which states that a child is habitually absent from the school without a valid excuse.
If the principal is convinced that cooperation will be secured, he may not involve the action described in the above item.
ten (10) consecutive days of absences, the teacher shall report the
absence to the principal and withdraw the student from membership
effective the day following the last day of attendance.
**An absence is an absence whether it is excused or unexcused.
**Only 6 absences each semester.