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Attendance Policies –

All absences are considered unexcused until the student presents an excuse note to the office or uses this new email system. Students need to bring a note or use this email system within three days of the last absence. All information must be filled out on the email system to make the excuse valid.

During any pre-approved student absences, it is suggested that the student requests their make up work before leaving on their approved absence.

State of Florida approved absence reasons include:

a. Illness of student.

b. Major illness in the immediate family of the student (immediate family is determined as parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, legal guardians or persons in loco parentis, or a member of one’s own household).

c. Death in the immediate family of the student.

d. Religious holiday of the student’s faith (including Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Epiphany, etc.)

e. Religious instruction (including Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, etc.)

f. Religious institutes, conferences, or workshops, provided that the principal or designee approves the absence in advance.

g. Absences for trips or other parental requests which are determined to be educationally relevant for the student by the principal or designee, provided that the requests are approved in advance.

h. In-school or out-of-school Suspension.

i. Subpoena or forced absence by any law enforcement agency. A copy of the subpoena or court summons must be submitted to the school.

Students who have more than 6 unexcused absences* in a quarter or 10 unexcused absences in a semester, or misses 10 or more days in a single course in a semester will have a loss of privilege. This excludes prior administrative approval of religious observances or approved School Related Activities absences. The loss of privilege includes participating in extracurricular activities open only to students. This includes, but is not limited to, dances, field trips and participation in athletics, until the end of the following grading period/quarter.

Attendance shall be counted for period by period.