Idaho law requires any person under sixteen years of age be enrolled in school. State law also requires each school district to establish an attendance policy. The Middle School Attendance Policy can be found in Appendix E of the handbook.
- When a student is absent from school a parent or guardian should call the school by 10:00 a.m. that day with the following information:
- parent or guardian's name
- student's name
- reason for absence
- estimated date of return
If no call has been made the student must provide the main office with a note from a parent or guardian stating the reason and dates of the absence. After 48 hours, unverified absences will be noted as a truancy.
Students who arrive at school after the first tardy bell should report to the main office to sign in.
Students are allowed six (6) absences per class period during the trimester. Students who receive seven (7) absences in any class will lose credit unless cleared by the attendance office as extraordinary within five (5) days of the absence. Verbal communication must come from a parent/guardian within 48 hours of the absence to prevent truancy.
The following absences count against a student’s total of six (6) absences: In-School Suspension (I), Out of School Suspension (O), Truancy (R), Unverified (A), Verified (E), Unexcused (U)
After an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate with the teacher for make-up work. The student must complete and turn in work within a reasonable time in accordance with the teacher’s late work policy.
*Parents please note: Only students riding school provided transportation shall be eligible for excused tardies. All other tardies and late arrivals (except from medical appointments) are considered unexcused.
Students are considered tardy if not in their assigned classrooms when the tardy bell rings. Tardies accrue on a semester basis. The tardy policy incorporates the following:
First Tardy -- Teacher warns student
Second Tardy -- Teacher warns student and tardy notice sent home to parent via Skyward
Third Tardy -- Student assigned to designated detention
Fourth Tardy -- Student assigned after school detention
Additional Tardies -- Saturday School (8:00am-12:00pm)