MHS Late and Absent Policy Semester 2
Core Values & Beliefs
Core Values and Beliefs:
We believe in :
1. Connectedness and Relationships
2. Goal Setting and kids needing adult mentors
3. Positive reinforcement
4. Our office being a positive environment that helps kids learn
5. The idea that home life impacts attendance and that a school should be connected to kids’ homes
To provide a safe and positive environment and ensure kids are present and accountable for their actions so that they can meet their goals for the future.
Everyone at school every day on time.
Absences for Religious Purposes BP #46014
Students with the written consent of their parents or guardians may be excused from school in order to participate in religious exercises or to receive moral and religious instruction. Religious instruction will be excused only if the student attends at least the minimum school day. Students shall be excised for this purpose on no more than four school days per month.
Absence for Justifiable Personal Reasons BP #48205
Good attendance is important to a student’s success in school. Parents must contact the school office in writing or by phone to report their student’s absence within 24 hours. The absence shall be considered excised when the absence is due to justifiable personal reasons including:
- Having a doctor or dentist appointment
- Attending the funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family
- Parent returns from or is going to active combat duty
Unless approved by the principal or designee, other reasons for being absent are unacceptable and shall be considered unexcused. A student with three (3) or more unexcused absences is considered truant.
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On Time Campaign
Common Core State Standards are designed to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
If you work for any company when you are scheduled to work - you work that shift and the entire shift. If you are late even if you have an excuse you are still late, your pay will be docked and many companies have policies that are signed at employment that state if you are late / absent for 3 workdays, you are out.
1st Quarter 2012 there were 2984 students marked late.
1st quarter 2013 there were 3605 students marked late, an increase of 621.
In the 2nd quarter of 2013 there were 4954 students marked late, this is unacceptable.
In the spirit of the Common Core State Standards MHS will embark on a “Professional Student campaign” with our first goal of reduce the number of students marked late to zero. That’s right Zero!!!
We will start with attempting to meet milestones first a period with zero students late then a day, a week and a month. Throughout the campaign we will randomly select students who are on time for prizes as well as recognizing classes with 100% on time records, pay attention to the daily announcements for name and updates.
What is the definition of Late: If you are not in class when the late bell rings you are late period. Just like in the workplace if you are late 3 times there will be repercussions: 3 times a silent lunch, 5 times community service, 6 times Saturday school etc.
If we can significantly reduce the number students marked late for the 3rd quarter all students will earn extended lunch as well as other prizes pay attention to the announcements.
So don’t be tardy to the party
Arrive on time every time
Don’t be late!!!