Attendance Office Contact Information
Name: Nicole Chamorro
Phone: 941-423-8558 | Fax: 941-480-3199
Name: Michael Moore
Phone: 941-423-8558 | Fax: 941-480-3199
Attendance Office Hours: 7:00-3:00
North Port High School Attendance Policy Key Points and Parent / Student Guide
Tardiness Policy Key Points
1. Students are expected to be in class before the bell sounds.
2. A tardy is defined as not being in the room by the sound of the last bell (one second late, is still late).
3. All tardiness is unexcused unless a student has a pass from Administration, Guidance, School Nurse, or a teacher.
4. All other tardiness to school is unexcused and therefore no check-in at the Attendance Office or tardy slips is needed during 1st period. All students who come to school after 1st period must check in through the student office.
5. Teachers will deduct employability points for each tardy on a quarterly basis.
6. Students may earn back employability points for tardiness deductions on a quarterly basis with ten (10) consecutive days with no tardiness.
7. Students will receive teacher-based and school-based discipline consequences for the third tardy to class on a quarterly basis. On the third tardy, students may be assigned after school detention.
8. Additional tardiness to class will result in further administrative disciplinary action.
Attendance Policy Key Points
1. Students are expected to attend school daily with on-time attendance, and they are expected to monitor their attendance on ESD (Crosspointe).
2. Students will be in their assigned classroom during all periods. Students may not be in another unassigned classroom or school area without a pass from their assigned teacher, or a counselor or administrator.
3. Parent / student will provide written notification from parent / guardian within three (3) days of absence to Attendance Office, and they must use the school absence form available at the Attendance Office or on the school website.
4. According to school district policy, an excused absence includes only illness, medical appointments, bereavement, or a religious holiday of the specific faith of the student.
5. By school board policy, the absence excuse must be submitted within three days following the absences and after that time the absence record will not be changed to an excused absence.
6. The Principal or a designee (Attendance Office) may or may not require further documentation for absences based on school and district policy.
Parent / guardian Attendance Communication Guide
1. Students are expected to have daily attendance and on-time attendance.
2. Parents / guardians should understand that a student will receive interventions and/or consequences for tardiness and unexcused absences; understand that a student may lose privileges for excessive absences of any type, and understand that Administration will intervene in chronic or habitual absence situations.
3. Parent / guardian should monitor ESD regularly to monitor student attendance and to intervene in student attendance issues.
4. Parent / guardian should expect contact in the form of phone calls or letters from school personnel regarding absences. Contact may come from teachers, the Attendance Office, the Attendance Principal, Guidance, the School Nurse, other district personnel.
5. Parent / guardian must regularly update correct contact information with the School Registrar.
6. Parents / students must provide the signed absence form from parent / guardian within three (3) days of absence to Attendance Office, and the absence form should be turned in to the Attendance Office as soon as the student returns to school (e.g., If a student misses one day, then they should turn in the absence form the next morning).
7. According to school district policy, an excused absence includes only illness, medical appointments, bereavement, or a religious holiday of the specific faith of the student.
8. The signed absence form must include the date and the reason for the absence, and must include current telephone contact information.
9. Without written parent notification, the absence will be recorded as unexcused.
10. After three (3) days, the absence record will not be changed to an excused absence.
11. The Principal or a designee (Attendance Office) may or may not require further documentation for absences based on school and district policy.
12. Parents / guardians will make a courtesy phone call to the Attendance Office for all student absences that beyond one school day and that are consecutive in nature; however, the parent is expected to submit a signed absence form within three (3) days of the student’s return to school in order to have the absences excused.
13. The Attendance Office will note the information in ESD.
14. Parent should request make-up work for extended absences related to illness or bereavement.
1. Early releases during the school day must be approved before the beginning of first period.
2. Written notification must be provided to the Attendance Office, detailing the date, time and reason for the release, before the start of the school day.
3. Absences related to leaving school for early dismissals will be unexcused except for illness, medical appointments, bereavement, or a religious holiday of the specific faith of the student.
4. Students will only be given the pass for reasons listed above.
5. If the request is denied, then students may still sign out with parent permission and leave campus, but the absence will be recorded as unexcused.
Consequences for Non-Attendance
1. North Port High School will give immediate and meaningful consequences for unexcused absences and excessive absences of any type.
2. Students who are found to be “skipping” class may be immediately assigned to In School Suspension and may be subject to further disciplinary action.
3. Students may be assigned to a school-monitored detention for three (3) or more unexcused absences from school.
4. Students with three (3) or more unexcused absences may have their parking permit revoked.
5. A student who uses a vehicle to leave campus during the day without permission will have his/her parking permit revoked. Students may be allowed to repurchase a new permit after ten (10) consecutive school days with perfect attendance, but students will only be allowed to repurchase a new permit one time during the school year.
6. Students with three (3) or more unexcused absences may not be allowed to attend field trips and senior trips, and may be not allowed to participate in other school events.
7. Students with more than fifteen (15) absences of any type during the school year will need administrative approval to attend field trips or senior trips, and may be not allowed to participate in other school events.
Make-up Work for Absences
1. During an absence, students should attempt to acquire assignments from teacher that are available in an online format.
2. Following an absence, students must request make-up assignments from teacher and complete work within the allowable timeframe (one day for each day absent).
3. Students must submit written excuses to the Attendance Office for absences to be excused.
4. Teachers will give at least one day to complete makeup work for each day of excused absence.
5. Teachers will allow students with an unexcused absence to make up work for partial credit.
6. Make up work for an unexcused absence must be completed within the same time frame as excused absences.
7. According to district policy, grading for unexcused absences may begin with a thirty (30) percent deduction.
Activities, Athletics, Field Trips, Senior Trips, and Academic Contests Attendance Requirements
1. In order to participate in any athletic contest, activity, group performance, field trip, senior trip, or academic contest, students must have full-day attendance (full day equals seven (7) periods).
2. Exceptions include medical appointments with doctor's note, absences related to bereavement, religious holidays, or school required absences including scheduled early dismissal athletic contests, field trips, or required testing.
3. Students with more than fifteen (15) absences of any type during the school year will need administrative approval to attend field trips or senior trips, and may be not allowed to participate in other school events.
School attendance and driver’s license suspension
1. The state mandated policy: Students with 15 unexcused absences (one or more classes) in a 90-day period will have his/her state issued driver’s license suspended.
2. Students who have their license suspended must be in attendance for thirty (30) school days without any unexcused absences to earn back his/her license again.
3. This includes absences for individual periods.
4. Attendance corrections must be made before the 15-day notice of driver’s license suspension, and should be corrected upon receiving the 10-day school absence warning letter.
5. Students who are more than ten (10) minutes late will be marked as unexcused for the period.
Loss of Course Credit
1. Students are expected to attend school daily with on-time attendance to earn credit in a course; additionally, students must attend at least seventy (70) percent of all school days in a course in order to earn credit in a course within the school quarter, semester, or year.
2. This attendance expectation includes both excused and unexcused absences.
3. This attendance expectation includes quarter, semester, and final grades.
4. Any student who has not been in attendance for ninety (90) percent of all school days may be awarded credit if the student has demonstrated mastery of the performance standards specified in the courses (School Board Policy).
5. Exceptions to the policy include:
a. Medical appointments with doctor's note.
b. Absences related to bereavement.
c. School required absences including scheduled early dismissal athletic contests, field trips and required testing.