HRSB recognizes that regular student attendance and punctuality are essential to
student achievement. All students
are expected to report to all classes on time, every school day.
will be recorded on period-by-period basis by classroom teacher and will be
recorded under the following categories:
(student is in class, in the office or student services, on a school-authorized
trip, participating in a school team activity, at a job placement for co-op
credit or on a study block).
has a documented medical condition, a religious observance, death in the
immediate family, on an education opportunity or special activity deemed
appropriate by administration or has documented legal obligations.
due to suspension by school administration)
(Note or call from home with acceptable excuse)
(No acceptable excuse provided by the home).
for a credit will be lost when a student is absent for twelve (12) or
more classes and six (6) or more of a half credit course.
This applies only to excused and unexcused absences.
are responsible for:
are responsible to:
parent/guardian must telephone the school on the day of or prior to the absence
suddenly taken ill while at school must be excused and given parental permission
to sign out at Guidance Dept.
late arrivals must sign in at the Guidance Dept.
the bus, sleeping in or late lunch are NOT excusable absences.
medical or legal excuses are required during examination periods.
attendance or punctuality problems will result in exemption from
extra-curricular school functions.
claiming independent status must be 18 years of age and have that status
verified by the Main Office.
are responsible for completing assignments missed due to absence or suspension.