Unexcused Absences and Tardies

The school administration will make the final decision whether an absence/tardy is excused or unexcused. In general, unexcused absences/tardies include (but are not limited to):

Missing the school bus.

Experiencing transportation problems at home or on the way to school.

Remaining at home to complete school assignments.

Missing school without legitimate illness.

Oversleeping. Alarm clock (student’s or parent’s) failed to work.

“My mom didn’t get me up.”

Not having suitable clothing to wear to school.

Working at a job during the school day without a proper work permit.

Babysitting.

Any form of recreation (unless pre-approved vacation days).

Personal business that can be done after school or on weekends.

“Helping at home” or “Was needed at home.”

“I had a game last night.”

Senior pictures/portraits.


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