LOWER SCHOOL | KT-5TH GRADE
The official record of attendance will be kept by the attendance clerk.  
Lower School students must be present a minimum of two hours to receive half-day credit, and a minimum of four hours to receive full-day credit.  (This can affect early dismissals as well as tardies.)
Students will be allowed ten (10) absences that may be excused, unexcused, or a combination of both.  Any student who exceeds ten absences may be required to repeat a grade.  Every absence in excess of ten must be excused.  Excused absences are defined as:
Doctor’s visit, accompanied by a note from a non-related physician
Serious, chronic, or extended illness verified by a doctor’s statement within three (3) days of student’s return to school
Death in the immediate family
Extreme hardships at the discretion of the administrator
Students will have up to one week from the date of return to class to make up assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. when the absence is excused.
All parent notes, regardless of reason, count against the 10 day absence guideline.
Always bring a doctor’s note, if applicable.
Students must check in with the attendance clerk if he/she arrives after the start of class.  A tardy pass will be issued for entrance to a class.

Always turn in excuse notes within three days of returning to school.

UPPER SCHOOL | 6TH-12TH GRADE
Class attendance is counted in every individual class. Students must be present for at least half of a class to be counted present.  (This can affect early dismissals as well as tardies.)
Students are allowed ten (10) absences in a year-long class and five (5) absences in a one-semester class.  Absences in excess of this may result in loss of credit for the class.  Every absence in excess of ten must be excused.  Excused absences are defined as:
Doctor’s visit, accompanied by a note from a non-related physician
Serious, chronic, or extended illness verified by a doctor’s statement within three (3) days of student’s return to school
Death in the immediate family
Extreme hardships at the discretion of the administrator
Teachers do not have to allow students to make up work for unexcused absences; however, students will have one week from the date of return to class to make up assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. when the absence is excused.
All parent notes, regardless of the reason, count against the 10 day/5 day absence guideline.
Always bring a doctor’s note, if applicable.
Students must sign in with the attendance clerk if he/she arrives after the start of class.  A tardy pass will be issued for entrance to a class.
Always turn in excuse notes within three days of your return to school.

NOTE - All absences beginning with the 6th day (one-semester courses) or 11th day (year-long courses) must be excused. 

PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES
Many times students know they are going to be absent due to family trips or personal enrichment.  In order to be granted a pre-arranged absence, please follow these procedures:
At least five days prior to the absence, the parent/guardian should write a note explaining the reason for the absence, the date of the absence, contact numbers, and a parent signature.
The student should then go to the attendance clerk to pick up a Pre-Arranged Absence Form, attach it to the note, and take it to all the teachers for their signatures.
Return the completed form and note to the attendance clerk for final approval and verification.  
It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for make-up work.
Note - A pre-arranged absence still counts as an unexcused absence (unless otherwise deemed “excused” by the administration), but it does allow the student to make up work and tests.