Attendance

Attendance is a very vital aspect of your students’ success in high school!

In case of an absence, parents/guardians are asked to call the attendance office on or before the date of absence.

(913) 780-7845 – Please leave a voice message. Messages are checked from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The following may be recognized as excused absences but must be reported to the attendance office by 3:30 pm
of the day following the absence.

  • Personal illness
  • Serious illness or death of a member of the family or close friend
  • Obligatory religious observances of the students’ own faith
  • Verified physician or dentist appointments
  • Court appearances
  • Emergency situations requiring immediate action
  • An absence which has been requested in writing and approved in advance by the building administration

Tardies

  • Students are given a 1-minute warning bell to arrive to class on time.
  • Any student not arriving to class on time must report to one of 3 tardy tables.
  • The student will be given a pass to class (3 per quarter)¬†and assigned a consequence after their 3rd tardy.
  • Teacher may assign their own consequences for the first 3 tardies.

Unexcused Absences

  • Students will be notified of any unexcused absences in their first hour class (the following day) when they receive a “Red Sheet”.
  • Students will be give 23 hours to clean up any attendance issues by way of speaking with teachers and/or having parents call in to report sick days or doctors’ appointments.
    • A preferred method to avoid extra work by staff for students is to have parents call in any excused absences prior to the student missing school.
  • Students who have unexcused absences will be given consequences beginning with a one hour detention, which if not served would escalate to a Friday school, which if not served would escalate to Out of School Suspension.
  • This protocol will follow in line with the consequences of not taking care of excessive tardies by serving the initial one hour detention.