Example 1
New Horizons Community Charter School- Student Attendance Policy:
  • Absences
    • Parents must contact the school office by phone whenever a child is going to be absent, and send a written excuse to the teacher when the child returns to school. The following reasons are sufficient cause for an excused absence: a.) illness, b.) death in the family, c.) inclement weather, which would be dangerous to the life or health of the child, d.) legal quarantine, e.) emergency conditions
  • Tardiness
    • Students are expected to arrive promptly at New Horizons Community Charter School by 8:00 a.m. Students will be marked tardy after 8:00. It is critical that all students be prepared to begin at that time. The student may arrive to school at 7:30 a. m. for breakfast. A student who is late misses valuable instructional time, and conveys an unacceptable lack of regard for the school. The school day ends at 3:30 p.m. Students must remain until that time so as to not miss valuable instruction time. Students cannot be picked up before 3:30. Any student who arrives after 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office before proceeding to the classroom. The student will be considered tardy and the incident will be recorded. If a student is tardy three times, the problem will be regarded as chronic and it will be reported to the appropriate authorities. In addition, no child will be dismissed early, except for extreme special circumstances. Being at school on time in the morning and staying in school until the end of the school day is central to receiving a good education. If a child is picked up early more than three times, this will be regarded as chronic and will be handled in the same manner as chronic tardiness. Students will be marked one absence for every three times that they are tardy.
  • Attendance calls go out to parents/guardians by 10:30 am