1st Quarter Appeals for all quarter classes will be due on October 13th
The attendance policy for Northeast High School states that any student having 10 or more acknowledged or unexcused absences, excluding student activity (SA), suspensions (SU / ISS), or alternative placement (AP) absences, in a semester (5 times in a quarter class) will receive NO credit for the class.
Parents/guardians of a student who reaches the 5th absence of the semester in a class (3rd absence for a quarter class) will officially be notified by mail.
This letter will serve as an official WARNING!!!!
What happens when a student reaches their 5th or 10th absence???
Parents/guardians will be notified by mail when the 5th or 10th absence is reached and the student will be on non-credit status for that class for the remainder of the quarter/semester, and will need to complete the attendance appeal process in order to have their grade re-instated.
Students will not be dropped from the class after their 10th or 5th absence. They are expected to continue attending the class for “learning opportunities.”
Teachers are expected to explain the appeal process to students in this situation, continuing to welcome the students to their class.
How does an appeal start?
Appeal forms are located in the Attendance Office. It is the responsibility of the student to pick it up, complete it & return the appeal form with the appropriate documentation (including dates excused) to the Attendance Office by the date due.
Appeal Dates for 2010-2011
1st Quarter (ends Oct. 22nd) 1st Semester (ends Jan. 13th)
Appeals due Oct. 13th Appeals due Dec. 17th
Official Notification of Results
• Teacher and parent/guardian will be notified of the results. Parent/guardian will receive a letter in the mail explaining whether or not the appeal was granted and the appropriate grade will be assigned.
• Students whose appeal has been denied have the following options:
1. Re-enrolling in the course.
2. Attend summer school or night school.
Protocol for reporting absences:
1. There is a 48-hour limit to call in absences.
2. Give student’s complete name with correct spelling & student ID number.
3. Be specific on date and time of absence.
4. Notify Attendance Office if your student will arrive late or leave early. These absences will only be coded for 2 consecutive periods, unless otherwise stated.
5. Students must sign in and out in the Attendance Office (located in the Main Office) when they arrive late or leave early.
6. Please contact the Attendance Office or Mark Runyan to notify of any family emergencies or vacations.
7. You may leave messages on the answering machine as the Attendance Office continually checks for messages. Please call the Attendance Office at 436-1303, option 1.