Report an Absence

Absences from School

If a parent knows in advance that their child will be absent 1 or more days of school, a note signed by the parent/guardian should be given to the homeroom teacher prior to the absence. If the student is unable to attend school and prior arrangements were not made, the parent of the student should call the school (419-625-0132) before 9:05 a.m. on the day of each absence. The school answering machine is on at ALL hours, please leave a message with the students name and reason for absence (i.e. sick, appointment, funeral, etc.). When the student returns to school, a note, explaining the absence should be given to the homeroom teacher. Any student needing to leave school for an appointment or any other special reason, must present written permission from a parent/guardian to the homeroom teacher the morning of the appointment. Upon returning to school, the student should report to the main office, and provide documentation of the appointment.

Absences – Excused and Unexcused

Students and parents alike are reminded of the strong correlation between regular school attendance and academic success. Students are expected to attend classes regularly and to be on time in order to receive the full benefit from our instructional program and to develop habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility. With this in mind, the school encourages, and the law demands, regular school attendance.  Continuity in the learning process is seriously disrupted by excessive absences. In most situations, the work missed cannot be made up adequately. Students who have good attendance generally achieve higher grades and enjoy school more.

Attendance policy will change to reflect the new Ohio Department of Education requirements under House Bill 410. More information will be distributed from our district office when the state determines and revises the codes.

Perfect Attendance

To be eligible for perfect attendance a student must be in attendance the entire school day, every day that school is in session, with the only exceptions being school business and death of an immediate family member.

Tardy to School

If a student is tardy to school, he/she should report to the main office with a parent to receive an admit slip.  Students will be counted as tardy if not in the classroom when announcements start. The penalties for excessive tardiness will be listed with the new Ohio Revised Codes.