Attendance

Attendance

Attendance Phone The attendance phone number is 742- 1832. Parents should request the attendance extension to notify the school of an unavoidable absence. Please use this extension when checking on the number of absences accrued. Parent or guardian is expected to notify the attendance office by 10 a.m. on the day of the absence. If this is not possible, please contact the school as soon as possible.

 

Blue Passes  When parents need their student to leave during the school day a blue pass releases their student from class to leave at a scheduled time. A phone message, note, or parent/guardian presence stating the time and reason (i.e appointment, illness) the student needs to leave is required. Please note that blue passes need to be received before 1:45 pm this is to ensure the office staff has enough time to deliver pass. No blue passes will be delivered between 1:45 - 2:00 pm.

 

Pre-approved Absence A pre-approved absence is simply a contract between the student and each of his/her teachers to satisfactorily complete an agreed upon schedule of assignments. All work is due upon return to regular classes. When any known absence is to exceed three (3) days, the pre-approved absence is mandatory. A pre-approved absence requires the signature of the student, parent and the Assistant Principal-Student Services. Pre-approved absences count toward attendance notification, probation, and withdrawal of credit.

 

Chronic Illness Students with a chronic medical problem may apply for a waiver of the attendance standard for absences related to the medical problem. A medical doctor must attest to the medical problem. ONLY those absences due to the medical problem WILL NOT count toward the attendance standard. Examples of a chronic medical problem include: chronic asthma, chronic severe migraine headaches, diabetes, severe emotional stress, and other medical doctor verified medical conditions. Parents and students should apply for the chronic illness waiver at the onset of the illness. All absences up to the date of the application for the chronic illness waiver will count toward the attendance standard. If parents and the student anticipate absences to exceed 25-30 days in a semester, they are recommended to contact their counselor for information on alternative educational programs.

 

Leaving Campus Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 may leave campus at lunch. They are responsible for returning to campus in time for their third time block class. Any tardiness will result in disciplinary action. Students in grade 9 are not allowed to leave campus at lunch. Students gathering outside the fenced areas will be in violation and disciplinary sanctions will result. 

 

Tardiness Promptness is a quality respected by all. Be on time and this policy will never apply. All tardies (Excused or Unexcused) apply toward this policy. Bartlett’s new tardy policy consists of the following consequences for tardies: -On the 6th tardy, the student will be issued a lunch time detention. -On the 12th tardy, the student will be issued a Thursday School. -On the 18th the student will be issued two (2) Thursday Schools, and a parent conference will be scheduled with an administrator.. -On the 24th tardy, the student will be issued two (2) days out of school suspension (OSS), and a parent conference will be scheduled with an administrator. Students have 2 school days, from the date they are assigned, to serve their detention. Detention is held as designated on the tardy detention slip. Students will not be admitted late to detention. Students who arrive to school late must go immediately to the office for an admit slip to avoid a detention for being in the hall without a pass. Students should bring a note signed by a parent/guardian to facilitate the admit process. Detentions may also be given to any student in the halls without a pass once the bell has rung. These detentions must be served on the assigned date.

 

Truancy is defined as an absence from class or school without prior knowledge or consent of the parent or school personnel (e.g., failure to obtain a blue pass, skipping one or more classes.) If a student is not making a reasonable effort to get to class, i.e. heading out to their car to leave campus, they are considered truant whether or not their class is still in session. Additionally, a student who abuses a pass or has attended a portion of the class and leaves without the teacher’s permission, may also be considered truant. At each confirmed truancy parents will be contacted. A letter will be sent to the parents, with a copy placed in the student’s file. The letter will specify the date(s) and period(s) of the truancy, and the disciplinary action for this and subse- quent truancies. The teachers of all classes involved in the truancy will be notified. Each teacher will assign a grade of “F” of “0” for any class work missed or due on the day of the truancy. Disciplinary action for truancies will be taken as follows: 

1. Upon the first truancy by a student, the school may issue a Thursday School and notify the student’s parent/guardian of the situation.

2. Any additional truancy after warning and parental notice may result in a suspension of up to three (3) days.

3. Further truancies may result in additional suspensions for the remainder of the grading period. Truancies are accumulative throughout the semester.

4. The student will be designated as habitually truant after four (4) processed truancies in a semester. After the designation of a student as habitually truant, the provision of notice of the desig- nation and a determination of a lack of cooperation from either the parent/guardian, and/or student in remediating the situa- tion, the habitually truant student and/or parent/guardian of the student may be cited under AMC 8.05.445. Truancies count through the entire semester.

Students who arrive to school late must go immediately to the office for an admit to avoid a hall detention.