Our Attendance Office offers a service to families by using an auto-dialer. It is programmed to call the home of every student who missed classes that day. These calls are made by 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. For more details please call the Attendance Office.
Every day in school counts! Being in class on time greatly improves success for every student.
Students arriving late due to illness or an appointment must bring a signed note from a parent or doctor’s office to receive an excused tardy. All students arriving late must check in at the attendance window.
Tardiness due to oversleeping or other reasons other than illness or a doctor’s appointment cannot be excused.
Students need to check out in the Attendance Office prior to leaving school.
If you know your student will be leaving school for an appointment, please send a note. This will help to limit classroom interruptions. Students should take the note to the Attendance Office in the morning and receive a pass to leave class at the appropriate time. This will ensure your student will be excused on time. For security reasons, if you have not sent a note with your student, please call to check them out.
Students who become ill at school are to check in with the Health Assistant in the Health Office. If they need to go home, students may check out through the Health Office. Staff MUST have verbal parental consent before a sick student is allowed to leave campus.
Students are not allowed to check out after 3:10pm without prior arrangements.
Homework Request Policy
Students have the right and the responsibility to make-up missed work in the case of an excused absence.
It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with individual teacher(s) to complete make-up work in a reasonable amount of time.
Please review the syllabus provided by each teacher for grading details.
Activity absences or school-related absences are treated as an extension of the school curriculum and are excused. However, it is the responsibility of the student to make up any work that is missed.
When students are absent parents must provide a reason, in writing or a direct call, to the school within 72 hours of the student’s return to school, stating the reason in order to excuse the absence.
If your student is absent from school, please send a note with him/her when he/she returns to school, or leave a message at 503-399-3298. Please speak/write clearly.
If your student is tardy, please send a note to excuse the tardy. Remember to date the note, state the reason for the tardy, and sign it. The student will need to check in to school through the Attendance Office. Tardies occurring after the student has either checked in through the Attendance Office or attended daily classes may not be excused by a parent unless the parent is physically with the student.
Examples of EXCUSED absences or tardies include:
- Illness of student
- Serious illness or death of family member
- Medical appointment that cannot be scheduled outside the school day
- Religious purposes
Examples of UNEXCUSED absences or tardies:
- Missing the bus
- Car difficulties
- Traffic issues
- Caring for siblings
- Off-campus lunch
If a student is going to miss school for any reason, the student must bring a note from the parent/guardian to the Attendance Office that identifies the reason and date(s) the student is to be absent from school.
The type of absence will be entered into the reporting system based on state requirements. The student will receive a form that must be signed by their teachers and returned to the Attendance Office prior to the absence. By collecting assignments ahead of time, the student will have the opportunity to complete the required work before returning to school.
Students who are absent due to an approved school activity will be given one day to complete missed class work/tests for each day absent. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with teachers about the absence in advance of the activity and to make arrangements for making up the missed work.
Punctuality counts! Much success in life comes simply from being in the right place at the right time. Students are expected to be in class and on time. Being tardy or absent does not excuse a student from the expectation that all class work is meaningful and needs to be completed. By arrangement with the teacher, students are responsible for checking in for missing assignments due to tardiness.
The primary classroom interventions begin and continue with verbal and/or written warnings, and can include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following options:
- Parent contact
- Essay or special project relating to punctuality
- Personal/individual conversation with student
- Comment on progress report
A student who is absent from any class without permission will be considered truant and will be subject to disciplinary action including detention, suspension, expulsion, ineligibility to participate in athletics or other activities and/or loss of off-campus privileges.
Beginning on the 8th unexcused tardy/ very late of the semester, a discipline referral will be generated, and the following consequences will be administered for stated infractions:
8th Tardy: Lunch Detention
12th Tardy: After School Detention
16th Tardy : Meet with administrator a and full day of ISS
Additional consequences may include, but are not limited to:
- Increased lunch/after school detention time
- Behavior/Attendance Plan
- Parent Meeting
- In-School Suspension