Attendance Policy & Procedures
Attendance Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Eight regular semesters of attendance in grades 9-12 are required to qualify for a diploma. A summer session does not qualify as a regular semester.
Types of Absences:
- Excused: Absences due to illness, doctor or dental appointments, and death in the immediate family.
- Unexcused: Absences due to truancy, flat tires, running out of gas, missing the bus, oversleeping, etc. Absences due to suspension from school will be considered unexcused absences.
Excused Absence(s) Procedures:
- If parent/guardian calls the attendance office at 689-8600 each day that you are absent, a written note is not necessary.
- If students have a note from their parents/guardians, they should bring it to the Attendance Office before 7:55 a.m., during lunch and/or after school. The note should be signed by the parent/guardian and include the student’s name, identification number, dates(s) of absence(s), reason for absence(s), and a current telephone number where the parent/guardian can be reached.
Early Dismissals / “Leave of Grounds”:
If students have a medical appointment that requires them to be released from school early, please follow the process listed below:
- Students are expected to bring a note prior to the start of school from their parent or guardian. Be advised that parents/guardians will be called to verify any early dismissal requested by a written note. Please ensure that a current phone number is listed on the Emergency Card with the school.
- All students need to sign out in the school office before leaving campus.
- Students identified as having an excessive number of early dismissals will be required to clear future requests with a Vice Principal.
- A medical verification may be required upon return to school.
Truancy is any “unexcused absence” or non-cleared absence.
In order for students to be successful and productive, they must develop habits of punctuality. These habits will contribute not only to academic success, but also to career success in later years. Since tardiness is neither responsible nor productive, and since it is disruptive to the educational process, students at Florin High School will be held accountable for punctuality. The policy of Florin High School is that only doctor’s notes and letters from the court will excuse a student’s tardiness.
The following policy regarding tardiness has been instituted at Florin High School:
- All students are expected to be in class in their assigned seats when the bell rings. If they are not, they will be considered tardy.
For a full description of the attendance policy and consequences, please see pages 15 & 16 of the Student Handbook.