With our new attendance policies in place this year, I would like to remind you of the following:
Students are marked AE, AR, or AU for absences. AE refers to absences due to unavoidable sickness, doctor appointments, deaths in the family, and court dates. AE is for those true emergencies where the absence could not have been prevented. AR is the designation for prearranged absences, routine doctor appointments, traffic accidents, and other situations where you have informed the school where your child is, but it was in theory a chosen absence. AU is for when the student should have been in class, and there are no extenuating circumstances to excuse the absence.
- For the AE designation, students are allowed to make up the work within reason and the allotted days stated in the handbook.
- The AR designation will be dealt with individually with the teacher; some teachers will choose to deal with the work from these days in the drop categories for homework and quizzes, others will allow make-ups based on circumstances, while others will assign an alternate assignment.
- The AU designation means that the student is unable to make up the work for that day.
We encourage you to be honest about why your student is missing class and help them to understand that in a class situation as well as in a job situation, there are consequences to missing classes. If your child is truly sick, please keep them home. It is important that a child who is sick takes time to rest and recuperate. It is also important that they not spread their infection to other students. If a student is feeling sick in the morning, please keep them home for the remainder of the day, as they might still be contagious or may start to feel sick again by the afternoon.
Extracurricular activities require students be present for a certain percentage of the day before they can participate in that sport or program on that given day. Please refer to page 15 in the student handbook. The handbook came be found in Renweb or on our website:
We appreciate your attention and cooperation in helping us train responsible, dependable and accountable young men and women.