ATTENDANCE

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Welcome to the Attendance Department

For attendance related questions, please contact

Steve Rutherford-Attendance Supervisor, or 

Sharon Carson-Attendance/Transportation/Elementary/Secondary Clerical Personnel at 423-562-8377


Attendance/Tardy Policy

1.          For attendance accounting, when a student has accumulated three (3) unexcused absences, the parent or guardian will be notified by a letter and a phone call from the school.  A copy of the Campbell County Board of Education Attendance Policy will be mailed with the notification.  This notice will serve as a reminder of the attendance policy as well as to inform parents of all student absences.

2.         After five (5) unexcused absences the student will be referred to the attendance supervisor and legal process will be followed.

3.          The following reasons are acceptable for excusing a student from attending school:

a.   studentís personal illness with verification from physician (principal may verify  legitimacy of excuse not medical condition)

b.   death in family

c.   extreme hardship in the family

d.   recognized religious holidays

e.   school sponsored activities

f.    student situation approved in advance by principal

4.         For grading purposes ONLY, after three (3) unexcused absences per semester the student will forfeit grades for the grading period in which the cumulative total occurs. 

5.          If grades are forfeited because of absences, the student will receive an incomplete until the student completes make up work, and attends tutoring or completes and academic activity authorized by the principal.  This is to be done within 5 days of notice of forfeit of grades.

6.         Within five (5) days of the written notice date that grades in a class have been forfeited because of absences, the parent or guardian may appeal to an Appeals Committee.  This request will be made through the principalís office and a time will be set for a hearing.  A hearing will be set within ten (10) working days.

7.         The Appeals Committee will consist of the Attendance Supervisor or his appointee for the appropriate grade level, principal, and teacher.  An informal hearing will offer parents or guardians an opportunity to give evidence to justify absences.

8.          If the Appeals Committee concludes that any of the three (3) absences were justified, then grades will not be forfeited because of absences.  Students would then be eligible for make-up work at the discretion of teachers to be completed by the end of the grading period.

9.         In the event the appeal is denied, the decision of the Appeals Committee is final.  In the event an appeal is denied the student will receive an incomplete until the student completes make up work, and attends tutoring or completes an academic activity authorized by the principal.  This is to be done within 5 days of notice of forfeit of grades.

10.       Each school will adopt an attendance incentive to improve attendance.

11.        If a student has three (3) unexcused tardies, the student will be counted absent for that class period which may result in forfeit of grades in that class.  Tardies are defined as coming to class after the class starts, early checkout or leaving class before dismissal.

12.       If grades are forfeited because of tardies, the student will receive an incomplete until the student completes make up work, and attends tutoring, or completes an academic activity authorized by principal to be completed within 5 days of notice.