Attending school and courses daily and on time is a priority for all faculty, staff and students.  Come to school every day and all day. Absences must be called into the attendance office 315-1597 by 8:00 am or an automated phone call will go home. 
     Absences are only coded "excused" if medical or judicial documentation is provided; phone calls and notes from parents/guardians are appreciated, but do not excuse an absence. 
    We respect a parent/guardian's prerogative to keep a child home for a short illness or family activity, but students exceeding 20 unexcused absences (10 for semester courses) will be in danger of losing course credit(s).  Tardies and early dismissals also may endanger course credit(s); being late for school or leaving early greatly affects your learning experience.  Again, only medical or judicial documentation excuses a tardy or early dismissal.