Attendance

 

Philosophy


There is a direct and clear relationship between good attendance and high achievement. High school students are expected to assume greater responsibility for their own attendance behavior as they become increasingly responsible for the determination of their own progress. Students who have difficulty maintaining appropriate standards of attendance shall be dealt with in a fair, firm, consistent, and timely manner. The value of good attendance is usually reflected in good grades, regular accumulation of credits at a rate necessary to graduate on time, and positive habits necessary for personal and vocational success. It is the responsibility of each teacher, administrator, and staff member to help students appreciate and understand the value of good attendance, especially as it relates to achievement. Parents have the legal and moral obligation to ensure the good attendance of their student.

It is important to be in class on time each day. The beneficial class discussions and presentations that occur during the period cannot be repeated on an individual basis. In addition, homework is an integral part of each lesson and must be done on a daily basis if maximum learning is to take place. Therefore, regular attendance is vital to the student’s success in school. Missing classes for any reason does not excuse the student from learning the material covered and discussed during the absence.

An absence is defined as being not present in class for any reason, excluding field trips and athletic participation. An absence does not excuse the student from the homework assigned during an absence. If possible, the student should learn prior to the absence what is going to be taught and complete the homework before returning to class. In case of illness, the student should begin to work on the homework missed as soon as it becomes feasible to do so and certainly at the time he/she returns to school. Students will have as many days as they are absent to make up all work/tests. Family trips and vacations should occur only when Glendora High School is not in session. Families should avoid planning vacations for periods longer than the district vacation. For example, parents should try to arrange airplane flights that will leave after school closes and return before school starts. Medical appointments should be made after school, on student free days and vacation days.


Procedures

Reporting/Clearing of Absences
When a student is absent from school you may bring a signed parent note to the Attendance Office window or the Parent/guardian must call 626-963-5731 and press [ext. 5564] and leave a message. The note or message must include student name, dates of absence, the reason for absence and parent/guardian signature with contact information.

Off-Campus Permits
Students who need to leave campus at any time during the school day must obtain an off-campus permit in the Attendance Office. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. To obtain an off-campus permit, a student must bring a signed parent note or have the parent/guardian leave a recorded message at (626) 963-5731, extension 5565.

The Attendance Office requires 30 minutes notice for an unplanned off-campus permit in order to send a call slip to the classroom.  For emergencies, please walk up to the Attendance Office and we will do our best to get your student as quickly as possible.

Students who become ill during the school day must check out through the Health Office (626) 963-5731, extension 5566 or Attendance Office, extension 5565.  Please leave a recorded message or tell your student to go to the Health Office and the nurse will call you for confirmation.

Homework Requests
Contact the teacher directly by obtaining the teacher’s email address through the Aeries Parent Portal by clicking on the link Aeries Parent Portal.  Parents will need to give student name, grade and anticipated date of return. Students must be absent a minimum of two days to request homework. Homework requests require 24 hour preparation time.

Tardy Policy (per semester):
Students at Glendora High School are expected to arrive to class on time. A tardy is defined as not being in the
classroom when the bell rings.


Individual Class Policy:
Tardy 1 Consequences by Teacher(Optional)
Tardy 2 Consequences by Teacher(Optional)
Tardy 3 Consequences by Teacher(Optional)
Tardy 4 Two hour detention (parent notified)
Tardy 5 Saturday Detention
Tardy 6 Four (4) Days School Service
Tardy 7 Four (4) Days School Service
Tardy 8 Eight (8) Days School Service
Tardy 9 Recommend Alternative Placement
Students will be suspended if they do not fulfill their school service commitment.


Overall Tardies (all classes combined)
Tardy 20 Parent Conference with Administrator – Attendance Contract
Tardy 25 Recommend Alternative Placement


If a parent feels that alternative placement is not appropriate for their student at this time, they may appeal to the
the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.

Cut (Truancy) Policy (per semester)
A cut is an absence from class without proper clearance from the attendance office. A student is also
considered to be truant when he/she is more than ten (10) minutes late to class.

 

Individual Class Policy
Cut 1 Parent Notification (phone)
Cut 2 Parent Notification (phone)
Cut 3 Saturday Detention – Truancy Letter sent home
Cut 4 Four (4) Days School Service – Student placed on SART Contract
Cut 5 Eight (8) Days School Service – Student referred to SARB
Cut 6 Recommend Alternative Placement – Possible referral to District Attorney

 

Overall Cuts (all classes combined)
Cut 10 Parent Conference with Administrator – SART Contract
Cut 11 Student referred to School Attendance Review Board
Cut 12 Recommend Alternative Placement – Possible referral to District Attorney

 

Excessive Absences
Attendance in class is vital to the success of students at Glendora High School, and students are expected to
attend school on a regular basis. Students who have multiple cuts or excessive or excused absences may be put
on a School Attendance Review Team (SART) contract.


0 Period Absences – Students with excessive 0 period absences or tardies may be removed from the
0 period class or lose the privilege of having a 0 period the following school year.