• Attendance Office Contact Information: 

    Crystal Redding, Attendance Secretary
    Phone: (941) 923-1484

    Attendance Policy and Procedures 

    Acceptable reasons for an excused absence:

    • Student illness (documented by parent/guardian or medical doctor).
    • Observance of a religious holiday/service.
    • Medical appointment with documentation.
    • Documented major illness in the immediate family.
    • Death in the family.
    • Subpoena by a law enforcement agency or mandatory court appearance.
    • Other absences beyond the control of the parent, approved by the Principal.

    RHS ATTENDANCE- ABSENCE EXCUSE NOTE PROCEDURE

    **DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED BELOW.

    All EXCUSE NOTES MUST BE EMAILED, FAXED OR SCANED TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE. 

    THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS:

    0181-ATTENDANCE@SARASOTACOUNTYSCHOOLS.NET

    THE FAX NUMBER IS:

    941.361.6175

    STUDENTS HAVE 3 DAYS FROM THE DAY OF THE ABSENCE TO TURN IN A NOTE.

    ALL NOTES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

    FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, N NUMBER, GRADE, DATE OF ABSENCE, REASON FOR ABSENCE, AND PARENT SIGNATURE.

    • Please click on the School Resource tab to print an Absence Excuse Form
    • A parent/guardian can write a note to excuse their student 9 times per term.  After the 9th note, to excuse an absence, a doctor’s note is required.
    • Any student that has 15 unexcused absences within a rolling 90-day period is considered to be habitually truant and will be reported by the Sarasota County School Board to the Department of Highway and Safety and Motor Vehicles resulting in the suspension of a driver’s license or permit.

    AN EXCUSE NOTE MUST BE TURNED IN WITHIN 3 DAYS OF AN ABSENCE

    RHS ATTENDANCE TARDY PROCEDURE

     Acceptable reasons to excuse a tardy fall under the same guidelines as an excused absence. 

    RHS ATTENDANCE EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

    **DUE TO COVID-19 PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCUDERS LISTED BELOW.

     STUDENTS REQUIRING EARLY DISMISSAL WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN SEND A NOTE OR RHS EARLY DISMISSAL FORM TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE VIA EMAIL, FAX, OR SCAN.

    THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS:

    0181-ATTENDANCE@SARASOTACOUNTYSCHOOLS.NET

    THE FAX NUMBER IS:

    941.361.6175

    ONCE THE NOTE OR FORM HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE, THE STUDENT WILL BE CALLED OUT OF CLASS, AN EARLY DISMISSAL PASS WILL BE ISSUED, AND THEN THE STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE CAMPUS.

     TO EXCUSE ANY PERIODS MISSED, PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTENDANCE POLICY. A STUDENT MUST EMAIL, FAX, OR SCAN THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE.

    STUDENTS CANNOT BE SIGNED OUT AFTER 1:45 PM

    Pre-arranged Multi-Day Absence Procedure 

    • Students who know they will be absent during a future date can bring a note to the Attendance Office and receive a Multi-Day Passport.
    • The note, (from the student’s parent/guardian), must include the student’s first and last name, N number, dates of pre-arranged absence, the reason for absence, and signature from parent/guardian.
    • The student will attach the note to the Multi-Day Passport.  The student will fill out the Multi-Day Passport and then take it to each of their teachers to sign.  Once signed by all teachers, the passport will need to be approved and signed by the student’s Assistant Principal.  The Assistant Principal has the right to deny approval.
    • After the Multi-Day Passport is completed the form must be turned into the Attendance Office.  

    Failure to fulfill these requirements will result in an unexcused absence