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Macon County High School SY 2011-2012. Why is attendance important? Attendance is a key factor in student achievement and therefore, students are expected.

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1 Macon County High School SY

2 Why is attendance important? Attendance is a key factor in student achievement and therefore, students are expected to be present each day school is in session. Macon County Board of Education Policy 6.200

3 Attendance is reported by class. This attendance by class determines your failure due to attendance. You must be present in an individual class for an hour to be counted present. Attendance by day is kept in the Student Management System. You must be at school 3 hours and 17 minutes to be counted present for the day.

4 A documentation of the absence (admit slip) will be required before a student reenters his or her class. These are written each morning in the cafeteria. Absences are classified as excused or unexcused. Your teacher will note this in his or her attendance records.

5 Excused Absences: Personal illness(Dr. statement) Illness of immediate family member (Dr. statement) Death in the family Death of a non- relative (day of funeral only) Religious observance SUBPOENAED court appearance Drivers license or permit One time for each Half-day only Document from office is required for obtaining a permit.

6 Four (4) unexcused or seven (7) total absences per semester will result in failure in that class for the semester. Students who reach these limits in a class or classes may make up time in Time for Time.

7 Takes place before or after school. Students MUST sign up for Time for Time. Teachers must notify the students that they have Time for Time hours. The Time for Time forms must be deposited in the folder outside Room 107. Time for Time Schedules are posted outside Room 107, in the Cafeteria, and in the front lobby across from Mrs. Meadors office. MAKE UP YOUR HOURS AS SOON AS THEY ARE ASSIGNED.

8 This policy is per nine weeks. This means that absences for this start over after the first nine weeks of a semester. In a 4.0 class the exemption policy is: 2 absences with an A average 1 absence with a B average 0 absences with a C or D average Anyone with more absences or a failing grade will be required to take the exams. In a 5.0 class the teacher may choose to follow this policy, or he/she may require everyone to take the mid-term and/or final exam.

9 While attendance for exemption purposes will begin again after the end of a nine-week period, attendance for purposes of failure is PER SEMESTER. Students, who due to extreme circumstances, have been unable to do their Time for Time hours may sign up for an attendance hearing at the end of the term.

10 Truancy is defined as an absence for an entire school day, a major portion of the school day or the major portion of any class, study hall, or activity during the school day for which the student is scheduled. More than ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) reported absences during any semester renders a student ineligible to retain a drivers permit or license, or to obtain either of these.

11 Questions about exemptions? See someone in the Counseling Center Questions about absences in individual classes? See the individual teachers. Questions about absences for the entire school day? See someone in the Main Office. Questions about excused or unexcused absences? See a principal Questions about Time for Time? See Mrs. Holder in Room 107


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