Student-Parent Handbook Handbook 2018-06-27 - Page 15

be required to have a meeting with his parents/guardians and the Dean of Student Formation. After reaching ten (10) excused absences, a meeting will be required with the student, his family, and the administration. A doctor’s note or court papers may be required to excuse any further absence(s). Subsequent absences may result in the student losing course credit for that quarter. unexcused. A family should speak with the Dean of Student Formation for extenuating circumstances. 5. Any student who accumulates three (3) unexcused absences may be required to have a meeting with his parents/guardians and the Dean of Student Formation. After reaching six (6) unexcused absences, a meeting will be required with the student, his family, and the administration. Subsequent absences may result in the student losing course credit for that quarter. The school does not condone absences for the purposes of extended holidays or vacations and non-Brother Rice academic/athletic camps. Students should speak with the Dean of Student Formation well in advance of any absence not mentioned in Part 4 to work out details and absence type. In addition, the student is subject to receiving a failing grade for all courses affected by non-attendance. Parents/guardians and/or students may appeal the loss of credit to a Disciplinary Committee. Following a review, the Principal’s decision is final. A student with excessive absences may be dismissed from Brother Rice High School or prohibited from registering for the next school year. 3. Absence Due to Illness It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to call the Attendance Hotline by 8:30am each day the student is absent. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for school work beforehand and will be advised of possible academic consequences. Regardless of the absence length, teachers are not obligated to administer make-up assessments and/or assignments or accept work distributed and/or collected during any unexcused absence(s). 6. Falsification of Absences Forging a parent/guardian’s signature on a note or other communication, altering a note or communication in any way or making/having someone else make a phone call to the school in which the caller falsely claims to be a parent/guardian is illegal and dishonest. Moreover, notes giving false reasons for absence or requests to be off campus are also dishonest. Students incur disciplinary consequences for any and all of the above. 7. Absences and Extra-Curricular Activities a. Students absent from school may not attend or participate in an extra-curricular activity or school function on the day of the absence. b. Students who arrive late or leave school early due to illness may not attend or participate in any extra- curricular activity later that day. c. Students who arrive late or leave school early must attend at least four (4) credit-earning courses to be eligible to attend or participate any extra-curricular activities that day. d. Students who arrive late to school the day following any athletic event or extra-curricular activity may receive a detention and may not be able to attend or participate in a sport practice or extra-curricular activity later that day. 8. Absences and Assignment Credit a. When absent, students are expected to check Schoology for missed work and pertinent information for their classes. b. Students are allowed one additional school day for every excused absence to make up and submit missed work. Teachers, at their own discretion, may make arrangements for additional time. Students failing to submit/make up work in the appropriate amount of time will receive no credit. c. If a student is absent the day of an assessment and/or assignment due date and the student was informed in class of the assessment and/or assignment prior to his absence, the student should expect to take the missed assessment and/or turn in that assignment the day he returns to school. d. A student who has an unexcused absence or who "cuts" a class period may receive no credit for classwork, quizzes, or tests missed and will be subject to suspension up to including expulsion. In the event of extended illness (3+ days), a doctor’s statement will be required when the student is able to return to school and is to be given to the Dean of Student Formation. 4. Excused Absences for Reasons Other than Illness - All or Part of the Day Any time the student is absent from school, whether part or a full day, for reasons other than illness, the parent/guardian must notify the Attendance Officer. The following qualify as excused absences: • Death in the family • Observance of a religious holiday • Previously approved school sponsored events • Medical appointments with documentation • Court appearance with documentation • Weather related • College visits (refer to part 11) Appointments with doctors and dentists should be scheduled after school hours whenever possible. If an appointment must be made during school hours, the student and parent/guardian procedures are as follows: • A signed parent/guardian note or phone call must be submitted to the Attendance Officer by 7:50am; • The Attendance Officer will notify the affected teacher(s) of the absence through PowerSchool; • The student will report to the Main Office to sign out. • Non-driving students must be signed out with the Main Office by their parent/guardian. 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