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Attendance for Students & Parents

Please see the JHS Handbook for additional information regarding JHS Students.  


Alabama law requires that all children ages seven through seventeen be enrolled in and attend school. In addition, all children who choose to enroll in school, even if not of compulsory school age, are subject to the school attendance and truancy laws of the state. All students should attend school regularly and be on time for all classes in order to receive the greatest benefit from the instructional program and to develop habits of punctuality, self-discipline and individual responsibility. There is a direct relationship between poor attendance and class failure. Students who have good attendance generally achieve higher grades and enjoy school more. In accordance with state guidelines, a student who is in attendance less than half of the school day is deemed absent for reporting and truancy purposes.

 . . . . ATTENDANCE- Students with excessive absences may have credit denied and are reported to the Department of Public Safety for drivers license revocation.  School-sponsored co-op jobs are terminated.  Applicable state laws and system handbook are followed. 

 . . . . PRIOR APPROVAL FOR ABSENCE-Requests must be submitted to the principal at least one week prior to the absence.  With approved excused absences, the opportunity to make up work is offered.  The principal considers such factors as the educational value of the trip, personal or family benefit, and the impact of the absence(s) on the student's academic progress.  Students secure a form from the principal and take it to teachers for their approval.  If the request is not approved, the absences are considered unexcused.  No absences are approved during scheduled final exams.  Unless the activity is school-sponsored, such absences count against the student.


 . . . . CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT-See student Handbook