On the day a student returns to school, he/she is to bring a note signed by his/her parent or guardian explaining the absence from school to Ms. Doty or place in the secured Student Excuse Box located in the front office. The note should include the students' name, school ID, date, reason, parent signature, and phone number. Notes must be received within 3 days of the absence. All notes are kept on file in the office for the remainder of the school year and are NOT returned to the student.
All serious illnesses, doctor’s notes, surgery, injuries due to accidents, etc. should be brought to the attention of the school nurse. Any diagnosed illness such as strep throat, mononucleosis, flu, conjunctivitis, etc. requires a note from the doctor allowing the student to return to school. In addition to placing the doctors excuse in the Student Excuse Box, a copy of the note should also be given to the school nurse when the student returns to school.
It is the student’s responsibility to arrange with teachers to make up all work missed during an absence. Students have 3 school days, beginning with the date of return, to turn in make-up work from an absence unless the classroom teacher has granted an extension. After 3 days, partial credit or no credit will be recorded for missing assignments. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange a time, convenient for the teacher, to receive any assignments immediately upon their return to school. Please refer to individual teachers’ course syllabi for more information regarding make-up work policies.