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JH/HS Handbook-Attendance

Below is the updated 2016-17 attendance policy for the Ed-Co Jr/Sr High.

Attendance is extremely important!  Please read the policy carefully so you understand it completely as it is different from past years. If you have any concerns about this policy or would like to discuss any extenuating circumstances your family encounters, feel free to call Mrs. Voss at your convenience.
Attendance Policy: All absences will be classified as excused or unexcused. 


Excused absences shall count as days in attendance for purposes of the truancy law.  This type of absence shall include: illness, doctor appointments, family emergencies, recognized religious observances, and school sponsored or approved activities. Reasonable excuses may also include family trips or vacations if approved in advance. A maximum of 5 days will be allowed for family trips per year.

Truancy is the act of being absent without a reasonable excuse and will be coded as unexcused. It is the failure to attend school for the minimum number of days established in a school calendar by the school board (40 days each quarter set by The Ed-Co School Board). These absences shall include, but not be limited to tardiness, shopping, hunting, concerts, preparation/participation in parties and celebrations, and employment or working at home. Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case-by-case situation. Students shall also be considered truant for excessive absences due to illness if a doctor’s verification is not provided to the principal. Anything over two days of illness may require a doctor’s note.

Unexcused absences are also if a student is absent without parent permission, or a student leaves school or misses a class without prior approval by the principal. Unexcused absences may result in no credit for the day in the class missed, and may result with in-school suspension being assigned. After two unexcused absences, a letter will be sent home. After the third unexcused absence, a meeting with administration will be scheduled.

Students who have five or more unexcused absences from a class may be dropped from that class without credit and will fail the course. Students may be readmitted if the student and his or her parents meet with administration and a plan is developed to improve attendance. Any loss of credit can be appealed with the superintendent.


Students will be expected to be on time for class. Tardiness is disruptive and a waste of valuable class time. Teachers may assign a detention for three or more tardies.


Link here for a complete 2016-2017 JH/HS Student Handbook

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