Dear Mentor Schools Families & Staff,
I am writing to inform you that a threatening message was called into the Mentor Police Department this evening referencing “a school”, not specifically a Mentor school. After investigating, Mentor police officers have been able to determine that it was not a credible threat and that it is safe for us to operate the district tomorrow per usual. However, to be extra vigilant, we will have an increased police presence in our district tomorrow.
As you know, the safety of our students, staff and schools is our absolute number one priority in Mentor Schools. We value our partnership with the Mentor Police and Fire departments in implementing our safety measures. The “See Something? Say Something!” philosophy in our community continues to be key in maintaining a safe learning environment for our students.
I can assure you, our team will continue to take every precaution we can to ensure we provide a safe learning environment where students can grow academically, socially and emotionally in all of our schools.
Sincerely,
Bill Porter
Superintendent
ATTENDANCE POLICIES

 

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.

 

TARDINESS

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

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.

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