Attendance

Students shall be counted in attendance if they are actually present at school at the time the attendance is taken or are away from school on a school day and engaged in an educational activity that constitutes a part of the school-approved instructional program for the student (Section 1003.23, Florida Statutes).

You MUST bring in a note when you are absent to Student Services. If you are absent more than 9 days in a course, you may be denied that credit and have to repeat the course. Proper documentation that can excuse credit denial includes legal document from the courts or a medical explanation from a doctor. Notes written from home, do not fit the requirement for any absences beyond nine (9) days.

Make-Up Work

A student who is absent and the absence is determined to be an excused absence, as defined by School Board Policy 4.16, is required to make up all course work missed. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain assignments from the appropriate teacher(s) upon returning to class immediately following an absence. The student will be given the number of days absent plus one additional day to make up all work missed for full credit.