The District Administration recognizes school attendance as one of the most important responsibilities of the students, parents/guardian/custodian and staff. A student must meet minimum attendance standards as established by the District and Mississippi law. Students that do not comply with the attendance policy after reaching five (5) unexcused absences will be referred to the school attendance officer.
List of acceptable excused absences:
•Attendance at an authorized school activity with the prior approval of the principal.
•Illness or injury that prevents the child from being physically able to attend school.
•State board of Health or Health County Officer isolated the student.
•Death or serious illness of an immediate family member.
•Medical or dental appointment.
•Attendance at court or administrative proceedings, and/or subpoena as a witness.
•Attendance at the observance of a religious event with prior approval of the superintendent/principal and is of such duration to not interfere with the education of the child.
•Out of town travel to take advantage of a valid education opportunity, with approval from the superintendent/principal.
Absences, tardies, and checkouts from school may be excused for any of the above reasons provided the parent/legal guardian provides a note with (5) school days of the absences. The note should contain the date, student’s name, parent/guardian’s name, telephone of parent, teacher’s name, date of absence, reason for absence, and parent/guardian’s signature.
Five (5) unexcused tardies and/or early checkouts will constitute one unexcused absence.