REPORT ALL ABSENCES
To report an absence, please call 974-2255. A student absence requires a parent/guardian call on the day of the absence. If a call is not received, an attempt will be made to contact the parent/guardian. If contact is not made, the student will be required to bring a note to the guidance office the day the student returns to school.
LATE ARRIVALS DUE TO APPOINTMENTS
It would be greatly appreciated, if a student will be late to school due to a medical/dental appointment, the parent/guardian would leave a voicemail indicating that this will occur. If Attendance knows the student will be late due to an appointment, no attempt will be necessary to contact the parent regarding the student's absence.
If at all possible, upon departure from the doctor or dental office, please ask their office for a slip that verifies the student was at the appointment that day.
Students who are either late to school or are in school but NOT in class before the 8:40 AM bell, will be recorded as tardy to school.
If arrival at school is after 8:40 AM, the student should report immediately and directly to the guidance/attendance office to receive a "Late Arrival Notification" pass to their class.
ABSENCE AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
A student must be in attendance for half (1/2) of the school day in order to participate in any school-sponsored activity that is conducted on that day.
EARLY EXIT PASSES
A student needing to leave early for an appointment must submit a written parental request by 8:40 AM to the guidance office. Only a parent or another adult designated by the parent, in writing, may transport students to appointments. All students exiting the building must be signed out through the guidance office.
Vacations that interfere with school attendance should be discussed with a school administrator in advance of the planned vacation, if at all possible. A “Pre-Arranged Absence Request Form” must be submitted by the parent seven (7) days in advance of the planned vacation. Forms are available in the guidance office.
In the case of short-term illness, the student is encouraged to secure class work by accessing the Memorial’s Homework Hotline on Memorial's website or teachers’ webpages, obtaining assignments from a friend/classmate, or contact the teacher via email. Homework is no longer available via phone, only on the website. Requests for hand-outs can be placed after a student has been absent for two (2) consecutive days. There is a 24-hour turnaround time after the request is made for the hand-outs.