State Law (Section 7-301 of the Education Article) requires regular
school attendance of children between six and sixteen years of age. The
penalty for violation of this law may be a fine of up to $100.00 per day
of unlawful absence or imprisonment not to exceed ten days, or both.
These penalties apply to parents, guardians, or custodians of the
absence is lawful when it occurs because of a death in the immediate
family, illness of student, quarantine, court summons, violent storms,
religious holiday, doctors appointment, illness of the students child,
breakdown of school transportation vehicle, suspension or disciplinary
removal, other emergency or set of circumstances as determined by the
superintendent or designee.
If a student is absent, he or she is to
bring a note signed by the parent or guardian to the academy office upon
arrival to school. The note must consist of the date (s) of occurrence,
the reason for absence, and a working telephone number. All notes will
be verified. The student will then be given an absent-admit slip to be
given toall teachers.
a student does not bring a note, the absence is considered unlawful. An
absence is also considered unlawful if the student does not attend
school because of illness in the family, uncertified illness of student,
poverty, truancy, babysitting, or running an errand.
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes on time.
The first infraction will result in a documented verbal reprimand.
The second infraction will result in a documented telephone call to the home or a letter to the home from the teacher.
The third infraction will result in referral to the Academy Principal for further action.
Truancy is an unexcused
absence. A student is truant if he or she leaves school without a
verified note from a parent and permission from the Academy Principal.
Students who are truant will be subject to some form of disciplinary
Parents will be notified of student absences, lateness, and truancy through our global connect calling system.
Students in the halls during class periods must have a teacher issued
hall pass. Students in the halls during class, without a pass, will be
considered CUTTING class and will be subject to the discipline policy
outlined for this behavior. Halls will be monitored at all times to
enforce this policy. TEACHERS MUST PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A WRITTEN PASS THAT INCLUDES THE STUDENT’S FULL NAME, DATE, TIME, AND DESTINATION. Passes should NOT be issued during the first and last 15 minutes of class.
EARLY DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL
Early dismissal requests must be in writing, signed by a parent or guardian. These notes must be brought to the Main Office by no later than 10:00 am. The telephone number where a parent or guardian can be reached must
appear on each note. Requests will be verified by telephone. If a
parent or guardian cannot be reached, an early dismissal will not be
Student’s personal and/or medical appointments should be made during non-school hours.