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2017-18 GHS Tardy & Absence Policy

Regular and consistent attendance and promptness are viewed as important qualities in every sector of life. We value these qualities and will strive to teach our students to also value them. Attendance will be taken every class period. Tardies will be recorded every class period. Automated calls will be made to parents every day regarding absences and tardies. Attendance and promptness will be recorded on the report card under the employability skills section.

Teachers will mark students absent or tardy every class period within the first 5-10 minutes of class. Office personnel will keep track of the number of absences and tardies and will inform the students and their parents of the consequences listed below.
 

Tardies

  • On the 6th tardy in any course the student and parent will receive notice from the office regarding the excessive number of tardies in class(es).
  • Students accumulating 8 tardies in a course during a semester will lose the opportunity to earn a letter grade in that course. If the student passes the course, they will earn an “E” (with a GPA of 0.00) with credit.
  • Student contracts will be written if tardies continue. 

Absences

  • On the 10th absence in any course the student and parent will receive notification from the office regarding the excessive number of absences in class(es).
  • Students accumulating 15 absences in a course during a semester will lose the opportunity to earn a letter grade in that course. If the student passes the course, they will earn an “E” (with a GPA of 0.00) with credit.
  • Student contracts will be written if absences continue.
5 Minute Limit/10 Minute Limit
Students who are more than 5 minutes late for any class (10 minutes for first hour) will be counted as absent and unexcused. Resulting consequences will apply. A tardy is only excused when it was caused or approved by a school employee and the student is issued a written pass.

Additional Policies

For a complete list of Grandville High School policies and procedures related to absences, please see Attendance Information in the Student Handbook.