Hello, Franklin Families!
It is that time of year again, and many of us are catching what is going around! If you have a student who is home sick from school, please EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Please make sure to include your student’s name, grade, the reason for absence and a parent’s signature (actual or electronic) along with Doctor’s notes (if applicable). You may scan and email it to us, take a picture with your phone and email it to us, or send in a hard copy of your doctor’s note with your student. If a student is absent due to illness for more than five consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required.
Just a reminder: Students who are ill should remain home to recover. Students who come to school with a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, vomiting, or diarrhea, or with an undiagnosed rash, or symptoms of other contagious conditions, will be sent home from school and may not participate in school activities until they are symptom-free.
School attendance is essential to a student’s success. Every effort should be made to minimize unexcused absences.
A student must not miss more than 20 days of school, excused or unexcused, to be promoted. For prolonged illness under the care of a physician, the parent or guardian shall request a waiver from the attendance requirements from the Executive Director. Students failing to meet attendance requirements in any course required for promotion shall not be promoted.
Two types of attendance records are kept at the high school level for each student: 1) class attendance and 2) daily attendance. Class attendance is defined as a student’s presence in a class for at least two-thirds of the class period. Daily attendance is defined as the student being present for at least one-half of the school day. To receive credit for a course, a student must not have more than five (5) unexcused class absences per course. Absences are considered for each class and students must be present 2/3 of the class to be counted as present. In addition, a High School student must not miss more than 20 days of school, excused or unexcused, to be promoted. Only class attendance is counted in order to determine credit for each course. Out of school suspensions do not count as absences for class credit.
Attendance Make-Up Policy
If a high school student is absent for five or more days in one class OR if a high school or middle school student has missed more than 20 days total for the year they will have an opportunity to make up the days to receive credit and/or be considered for promotion.
● Make-up sessions will be announced, starting after the first quarter of the year. Make-up sessions will be held after school and/or on Saturdays.
● Students who do not make up the absences will receive an F for the course.
● The cost is $5.00 per class for one make-up session held during the school year; payment is due on the day that the session(s) occurs. Credit will not be awarded until payment is made.
If you have questions about attendance, please contact Erinn Otten or Angie Younger at the office at 828-318-8140 or email Erinn at email@example.com.