All Students College and Career Ready

ATTENDANCE

The right and privilege of attending public school carries with it certain responsibilities on the part of the parents and students.  School attendance is ultimately the responsibility of the student and his or her family.  It is the belief of the Agua Fria Union High School District that there is a clear and positive correlation between student learning and consistent and prompt attendance in class.  Much of what is presented in class is sequential.  Therefore, learning requires a continuity of attendance and effort.  We also strongly believe that what occurs in class is vital to student learning.  Lack of consistent attendance means that students will not get the full benefit of the courses offered by their school.

 

Please take into account the TOTAL number of days that a class or classes has been missed due to legitimate reasons.  Mixed with illness and other unavoidable absences, the number of days out of class can interfere with learning.

Excused Absences
 
Parents/guardians must excuse absences by phone or note (authorized school activities are not absences) within one day of the student’s return to school.  Should a student receive 10 total absences in a semester class, credit may be withheld. Should a student have 18 or more verified absences in a school year, the student and/or parent may receive a truancy citation.  Physician’s documentation of illness may be required.

 

Unexcused Absences

Absences that a parent does not authorize within 24 hours of the student’s return to school OR absences that an administrator has confirmed as unauthorized OR absences that are for other than illness or family emergency are considered unexcused.  Should a student receive 10 total absences in a semester class, credit may be withheld.  If an appeal conference is requested, student, parent, teacher, and Appeals Committee shall confer to determine action. If a student receives five or more unverified absences in a school year, student and/or parent may receive a truancy citation.

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