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Course credit will be denied for those students who accrue more than 20 cumulative absences in a year-long course. Credit will also be denied for those students who accrue more than 10 cumulative absences in a semester course. Those students who miss more than the allotted days will earn the grade for the course but not the credit. Unlawful class absences due to truancy or cutting of class will result in an F grade for all class work missed that day.
The following are absences that count against the 20-day limit:
FV Family vacations
STD Short dismissals count against period attendance
LAW Unlawful absences
UNX Unexcused absences
UNV Unverified early dismissals (more than four periods)
The following absences do NOT count against the 20-day limit:
DN Doctor's note for being absent, late, or an early dismissal
RH Religious holiday
NE Nurse exclusion from school
NC External suspension
ACT School activity (such as DECA, sports, music, KARE, etc.)
Parent notes are no longer accepted to excuse lateness from school. We accept seven parent notes for absences from school due to illness. Students are allowed five days for family vacations (pre-approved) and three days for college visits (pre-approved for juniors and seniors only). All these absences are cumulative. A student is allowed to enter school late four times during each semester before they are assigned a detention. After the fourth detention, students are assigned a Saturday School.