DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL
Eagles Report - March 2021
Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence
It is hard to believe it is March. The winter sports season is wrapping up and the spring activities will soon be here. To keep up to date on all the activities and events taking place, please visit the Davies High and Fargo Public Schools websites.
The Davies High counselors have finished registering students for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Parents received a verification sheet in the mail starting March 1 with their student’s course requests. Parents should review this information with their student to make sure the proper courses were selected. If you have any questions regarding your student’s selection, please review the instructions on the verification sheet or contact your Davies High counselor.
As we turn our attention to the spring, I would like to call your attention to the upcoming events and information:
- 2021-22 course verification sheets will be sent via US mail the week of March 1. Parents can review the course selections their student has chosen for the upcoming school year. Any changes should be returned to Student Services by March 12.
- Spring athletics practices have started or soon will be. Check inside the newsletter for any pertinent dates.
- March 3rd and March 31st are the next activity eligibility checks.
- All juniors will take the ACT test on March 2.
- All Sophomores will take the pre-ACT on March 2.
- There will be no school March 15-19.
I would like to thank you in advance for supporting Davies High School staff and students during the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Dale Miller
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
DAVIES MAIN OFFICE
Office Number................................................. 446-5600
Troy Cody, Principal........................................ 446-5604
Dr. Dale Miller, Asst. Principal (A-J)................446-5607
Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal (K-Z)..............446-5606
Lenny Ohlhauser, Activities Coordinator........ 446-5608
Debbie Clapp, Admin. Assistant..................... 446-5605
Cathy Pauly, Activities Secretary.................... 446-5609
Lana Steffen, Bookkeeper............................... 446-5619
Joshua Andres, Counselor (A-C).................... 446-5612
Jennifer Toso-Kenna, Counselor (D-Ha)......... 446-5614
Beth Weiler, Counselor (He-L)…...................... 446-5626
Sarah Nereson (M -Sa)....................................446-5613
Anita Mahnke, Counselor (Sc-Z)..................... 446-5615
Janessa Berndt, Registrar............................... 446-5616
Kathryn Query, Registrar...................................446-5617
Sylvia Gonzalez, Career Center...................... 446-5625
Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611
Tabitha Janke(K-Z).......................................... 446-5610
Beth Kobbervig, School Nurse.........................446-5621
VIRTUAL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Davies High School will hold its final Parent-Teacher Conference of the school year on March 31st from 4:30-7:30 PM.
These conferences will be conducted virtually through zoom We invite you to register at https://ptcfast.com/schools/Fargo_Davies_High_School.
FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE
Summer School registration for high school classes and all sports camps will open Tuesday, March 2nd. We will also have the Summer School Booklet available on the summer school website by March 2nd. Families are able to pay fees for Middle School Music Camps, Highway Safety, Summer Leadership School, and some sports camps as part of the on-line registration:
- www.fargosummerschool.com (Opens March 2nd)
- Semester 1: June 8 – 30
- Semester 2; July 6 – 28
- Face to Face Hybrid on-campus M-Th or 100% Virtual M-F with a required daily Zoom class meeting
EL Summer School Registration
- Elementary EL will also use a google link that will be completed with help from the students’ EL teacher.
- Middle school EL will use the regular middle school link that will be sent to families by March 2nd.
- High School EL will use the regular registration line www.fargosummerschool.com
- Semester 1: June 8 – 30 (EL K – 12)
- Semester 2; July 6 – 28 (EL Grade 6 – 12 Only)
- Face to Face on-campus M-Th or 100% Virtual with required daily Zoom class meeting
Trollwood Performing Arts School 2021 Summer Registration Open
Get ready to Color Your Summer! Trollwood Performing Arts School is excited to welcome students back to the stage with a full array of 2021 summer performing arts educational opportunities. 2020 was a difficult year for those who are passionate about performing arts. Many classes and performances were canceled due to COVID-19. Upcoming summer arts programming will help students rekindle their affection for the arts, boost their creativity, and pave the way for their future, whether they aspire to pursue a career in the arts or any other professional opportunities. Click this link to register. Click this link to view the full programming brochure.
FREE SPRING BREAK FOOD BOX LUNCHES
What: FREE Spring Break Food Boxes
- Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 11
- 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- FPS Operations Center
- 3901 40th Avenue South
*Families with more than one student must place separate orders for each student.
WHAT'S COOKIN' IN DAVIES KITCHEN . . . .
What do you want in your school lunch program? What would your breakfast or lunch menu look like if you planned it? What options would you have? How about new salad bar items? March is the month that nutrition service programs start planning their menus for the next school year. Our goal is to provide the best meal service with choices that you enjoy. Please take a moment and share your idea with any of our kitchen staff. They will let me know and I will add it to the list of ideas that I send to our director. Put your thinking caps on and let’s get creative!
March 8th-12th is National School Breakfast Week and we are going to celebrate! We will be offering a special breakfast item each day that will count as a breakfast meal so it will be free of charge for all students. I want to keep some suspense so I won’t tell you what each day item will be but I will share Wednesday March 10th will be homemade caramel rolls. The kitchen is going to smell so good. Make sure to stop by each day!
Reminder that breakfast meals, lunch meals, and the afterschool snack are provided free of charge this school year to all students.
Mark your calendars to join us.
- March 8-12th National School Breakfast Week
- March 25th- It’s back….The Philly Beef sandwich on a fresh baked bun
Thank you for joining us each day!
Davies Kitchen Manager
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation administers scholarships on behalf of community businesses, families, and organizations. Scholarships are made available through annual donations and investment income from endowed funds. Scholarships are established by people just like you who wish to honor loved ones or recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives. Click here for access to all scholarships that are available.
Graduating seniors from Davies, North, South, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:
The Foundation also administers the Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars program and awards an average of 50 scholarships annually to deserving graduates from Davies, North, South, Woodrow Wilson, and other area high schools. Click here to access Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars.
CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULE SEMESTER TWO
2021 CLASS A ACADEMIC ALL-STATE HONORS
WOMEN OF MUSIC
PROPER USE OF MASKS IN SCHOOL
Wash your hands before putting on your mask. Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. The mask should fit snugly against the sides of your face.
Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth helps to protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms.
You should wear a mask in public settings when around other people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart.
Wear a mask correctly for maximum protection. The mask should fit snug around the face.
Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.
MEDICATION IN SCHOOL
The school nurse will be available daily from 8:45 am -2:30 pm to provide essential health related services such as assessing health problems, interventions with health concerns, assisting in emergency care plans for identified students, reviewing students’ immunizations, dispensing medications, assisting in health-related programs in schools, and providing advice on health-related issues.
Any medication the student may require during school hours needs to have a consent form signed by the student’s parent/legal guardian on file with the school nurse. The forms allowing the school nurse to give you student OTC (over the counter) medications are on-line. Simply identity any or all the OTC choices (Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Tums) and initial the box indicating consent. The school will provide a limited supply of these 3 OTC medications. If your student requires more than 5 doses of the OTC medications during that school year, we ask the student to bring their own supply to keep in the nurse’s office (FORM AF6720A). Any other type of OTC medication such as cough medicine, allergy or cold/flu medicine also can be administered in school as long as the parent/guardian has sent a statement of use with signed consent, a supply of the medication in the original package, and understanding that the medication will only be administered as directed on the label.
If your student needs medication prescribed by a doctor, then the school nurse must have a copy of Form AF6720C completed. This form must be completed by both the physician and the parent prior to administration of the medication at school. In order to dispense ANY prescription medications by the school nurse or associated staff the following must be in place prior to administering said medication:
- Student’s name on the bottle
- Specific time of administration
- Physician’s name
- Medication container and label must match the physician’s order. Ask your pharmacist to give you a secondary school bottle so a supply can be kept both at home and at school in the proper container.
- No more than a month’s supply should be brought to the school
- Parent/Guardians are responsible to replenish medicine as needed
- Unused portions of medications must be picked up at the end of the school year or when the medication is no longer needed. If medication supply is left at school, then the school nurse will destroy said supply according to policy.
- ANY changes in medication will require a new form (AF6720C) completed with the current changes identified. A new prescription bottle will be required within 30 days of said change.
- Please have your pharmacist split the medication if the dosage is required to have the medication split in half or quartered.
The medication policy as well as any needed forms can be found on the Fargo Public School website under the tab for Parents. Parents may substitute the AF6720 form with a copy of the prescription written by the physician along with written permission to administer said medication by the parent/guardian. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school nurse at 446-5621.
SNOW MAKE-UP DAY
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
The season of winter storms is upon us, and we want to reaffirm our mutual commitment to the safety of our students. FPS maintains close communication with the U.S. Weather Service. When storm conditions develop, we must make the decision as to whether school will be held or not. This decision is based on the general conditions which exist for the majority of Fargo students. Weather conditions and distance to school will vary however, and parents should use their own judgment in determining if the weather is suitable for their children to make the journey to school on any particular day. If school is in session and it is your decision that your child should remain at home, that decision will be respected by the school.
If school is called off, the local radio and television stations will be notified as early as possible. School closing notices will also be posted on the internet via FPS and the weather section of In-Forum. In addition, you should receive a connect ed phone call from the district office with the information. If storm conditions develop during the day and it is determined that an early dismissal is in the best interest of the students, the media will be notified and principals will proceed with an orderly dismissal. Elementary principals will dismiss students consistent with the instructions provided by parents on the emergency/weather school closing form.
Fargo Public Schools will do the following if our weather prevents us from having school:
- School will be cancelled for the first one to two snow days that fall Monday through Thursday. If there is a snow day on a preplanned Friday distance learning day, distance learning will occur. If one to two snow days occur, we will make up the days on either April 30 and or May 17.
- Any additional snow days after two days will either be a distance learning day at home or will be cancelled and the makeup requirement waived.
This school year has been anything but normal. Fargo Public Schools values in-person instruction. If the weather prevents us from having school in-person, we want our students and staff to be able to make up that time in-person in the spring on the scheduled days in our calendar.
If it is announced that school will be starting late, we will begin the school day with period 2 at 9:30.
We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding in this important matter. Be assured that the well-being of your children is of utmost importance to us.
EVIDENCE BASED REPORTING
Some of the Davies Teachers are grading using Evidence Based Reporting. You can read about Evidence Based Reporting at the website: https://bit.ly/FPSgrading If offers videos and documents about how grades and scores are calculated as well as videos on how to better see your student’s grades. Fargo Public Schools has created this Family Guide that will better help you navigate Evidence Based Grading.
Fargo Public Schools understands that distance learning and additional technology can sometimes be difficult to navigate. If students and parents need help, they can call the support line at 701.446.1450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Technology support is available Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Instructional Platform Help
For extra support, email Brenda Cain at email@example.com to set up a Zoom meeting. Seesaw, Google Classroom, Zoom, and Dreambox are some of the tools she is happy to help with.
GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES
DAVIES THEATRE PRESENTS:
The Davies Orchestras are going viral! Davies Orchestras are creating social media content as part of our February Performance Project. Connect with us on social media to get in on the newest creations from our classes. Look for “Davies Orchestras” on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
Congratulations to the 14 Davies Orchestra students who were chosen to be a part of the 2021 All-State Festival. This is a Davies record!
James Lin, violin
Jessica Chen, violin
Nicholas Sholy, violin
Zachary Catalan, violin
Rick Peng, violin
Amanda Li, violin
Brigitte Byankuba, viola
Denise Marsh, viola
Benjamin Fercho, viola
Steya Tian, viola
Therese Byankuba, cello
Juliana Conlin, cello
Danielle Bach, cello
Elisabeth Starosta, jazz piano
PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH
All site visits requested have been approved, so committee leaders will be setting up the virtual visits to these 13 organization: A Place for Hope: Wellness and Recovery Center, Community Health, Inc., Face It Together, Fargo Union Mission Inc. (New Life Center), FirstLink, Gigi’s Playhouse, Haley’s Hope, Inc., Imagine Thriving, Motherland Health, North Dakota Autism Center, Sharehouse, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals, and TNT Kids Fitness and Gymnastics Academy. Also, Ms. Seelig accepted a new position with Fargo Public Schools as the K-12 Literacy Coordinator so she will be stepping down from advising PaY. However, Mrs. Yarber will be joining Mrs. Nordmeyer as co-advisor. Mrs. Yarber is an English teacher at Davies and we welcome her to the team!
YEARBOOK - GRAD ADS
Fargo Davies High School
Yearbook Grad Ads
Grad Ads for the 2021 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2021 (no exceptions). There will be a limited number of ads available (once they are sold out, no more ads will be sold). An ad can be a message to your senior, feature your senior in his/her younger years, showcase a group of seniors, etc.
How to order:
- Send completed order form and payment to the address below. Checks can be written to Davies High School. Order form and payment must be received to reserve your Grad Ad.
Davies High School Yearbook
7150 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104
- Use the link below to complete the online order form. After order form is submitted, you will receive a link to make your payment online. Order form and payment must be received to reserve your Grad Ad.
Grad Ad Order Form: https://forms.gle/HPZ3wMeoaDMXiaba6
Pictures can be submitted as hardcopies or digitally.
- Hardcopy Pictures:
a. Send to Davies High School Yearbook at the address above.
b. If you would like your hardcopy pictures returned, you must provide an
addressed envelope with the appropriate postage.
- Digital Pictures:
a. Submit pictures through online order form (link is above) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
b. It is best if pictures are at least 300 dpi. Screenshots of pictures
do not have the best print quality.
A pre-designed ad is an ad that is designed and completed before being submitted to the Davies Yearbook staff. The ad must be JPG file format. It must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and match the size dimensions of the purchased ad. The pre-designed ad will be placed in the space reserved and will not be edited by yearbook staff. A 20% discount can be applied for pre-designed ads. The pre-designed ad must be submitted with payment and order form to receive the discount. Submit pre-designed ads through the online order form or email to email@example.com.
Prom at Davies High School is being held on April 10, 2021. The theme for this year’s prom is “A City of Stars.” The junior class hosts prom. All members of the junior and senior classes are invited to attend. Underclassmen are only able to attend if escorted by a member of the junior or senior class. Middle school students are not able to attend.
Things for parents to remember:
- Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Spectators should enter through Door 4.
- Grand March will be held in the main gym.
- Spectators will be limited. Each student attending prom will be given one spectator voucher for Grand March. Vouchers will be needed to purchase a ticket at the door for the Grand March.
- Cost for Grand March is $5.00 per person. All proceeds support the post prom party.
- Tickets for Grand March will only be sold at the door the night of prom.
- Doors to the gym will close right at 7:30 pm so that Grand March can promptly begin.
- Grand March will kick off with the crowning of Prom King and Queen.
- All parents and guests are required to remain seated for the duration of Grand March due to Covid-19 safety protocols. In addition, it is disruptive to the participants as well as other guests when spectators are up and moving during the march.
- Parents and guests just leave the building immediately following the Grand March due to Covid-19 safety protocols.
- The dance begins immediately following Grand March, approximately 9:30 pm.
- The Grand March will be broadcasted live via a YouTube link on our Davies High School webpage.
- There is a photographer available during prom for pictures of couples, individuals or groups. A digital photo gallery link will be emailed to students and photos will be available for purchase through that link.
- Masks will need to be worn by all spectators while in the school building.
Things for students to remember:
- Tickets will be sold Monday, April 5th – Thursday, 8th and will be available in the commons during 4th and 5th periods and 8th period. Tickets are not available at the door.
- Tickets are $15/person or $25/couple.
- All detentions must be served prior to buying tickets.
- Doors to the school open at 6:30 pm. Students should enter the building through Door 10 (the pool door) at their assigned time according to ticket number.
Ticket numbers 1-150 arrive no later than 6:45 pm
Ticket numbers 151-300 arrive no later than at 7:00 pm
Ticket numbers 300 and up arrive no later than 7:15 pm
- Line up for Grand March will take place in gym 2.
- Grand March starts promptly at 7:30 pm and should conclude by 9:00 pm.
- If you are bringing an outside guest to prom, they must be under 21 years of age or in high school and will be required to show an ID when admitted. If they are from another high school, they must be in academic good standing at their school. No middle school students are allowed.
- All students will need to have their IDs and prom tickets for admission on Prom night.
- All students must wear a mask the entire evening except for when they are on the “runway” during Grand March.
- Following Grand March, doors to the building are locked. If you leave the building, you will not be allowed to reenter.
- Post-prom is being held at the NDSU Memorial Union from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM. Your ticket for prom allows you to get into post-prom. For students NOT attending prom, but still wanting to go to post-prom, tickets will be available the week of Prom for $5/person.
Thanks for your attention to all the details. Please note that these plans and guidelines could change as we need to follow Covid-19 guidelines.
Activity Update – February 26, 2021
Thank you for your continued support of Davies High School activities and athletics! The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in February, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.
- Davies Tennis Program – Funding provided for new wind screens (to include the Davies logo) for the tennis courts
- Expected to benefit 150+ student athletes
- Academic Awards Ceremony– Funding provided for food and beverages, rental equipment, and decorations.
- Expected to benefit 200-700 students and their guests
- Davies Turf Fund– Contribution made to help pay for the installation of artificial turf on the football/soccer field.
- Expected to benefit the entire Davies community
- Student Admission for Second of the Two EDC Basketball Games at Davies on Tuesday, March 2 – Funding provided for students who attend the first game to attend the second game, free of charge.
- (Due to COVID-19 protocol the gym will be cleared between games necessitating the need for fans to pay a second admittance fee to attend the second game.)
- Expected to benefit 75 students
It isn’t too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit our Membership Page for more information.
As a reminder, here are some of the ways to engage with and support the Davies Booster Club:
Here’s an easy—and FREE—way to raise money for Davies
Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our club when you specify Fargo Davies High School Booster Club as the Amazon Smile organization? All you have to do is click the link below and then place your order as usual:
Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2716982
Please feel free to post scores, pictures, and positive articles you want to share with the Davies Booster community on our Facebook page.
Booster meetings – Join us!
You don’t have to be a member of the board to attend our monthly meetings! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month virtually on Microsoft “Teams.” Email Misty Dietz at MistyLDietz@gmail.com for the invitation.
Want to get your business in front of the Davies audience? Please contact Tom Nelson for current advertising opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fargo Davies Booster Club
Address changes, like registration, can now be done ON-LINE. You will see the same format you used for registration in previous years by going into PowerSchool to access the forms, just follow the tutorial.
You may change your address, telephone number, pay your student’s fees or update contact information etc. all ON-LINE.
STUDENT DRESS – AP6325
The purpose of this policy is to enhance the education of Fargo Public School K-12 students by establishing expectations of dress and grooming that are related to educational goals.
The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any protected group.
The following is expected at all times:
- Clothing with opaque fabric that covers the student’s chest, sides of body, midriff, and their entire undergarments must be worn.
- Pants/Jeans or the equivalent (i.e., skirt, sweatpants, leggings, dress, or shorts) long enough to cover the student’s private areas must be worn.
- Pants/Jeans or the equivalent should be secured not to reveal undergarments.
- Shoes must be worn.
- Clothing advertising or promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons or depiction of violence may not be worn.
- Vulgar clothing of any kind may not be worn.
- Vulgar is defined as pictures, images, words, silhouettes of individuals, or sayings that depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or which degrade the integrity of individual groups.
- Hats, hoods, or head coverings may not be worn in the building with the exception of a religious purpose, documented medical need, or with special approval by the administrator for special school events/celebrations/circumstance.
Students can use cell phones and electronic devices BUT ONLY in the commons, hallways, and locker bays. Upon entering the library or a classroom, all cell phones and all non-school issued electronic devices will be put away unless they are deemed to be educationally appropriate by the classroom teacher. If a student is asked to turn their cell phone over after being found to be in violation they must comply. Consequences/protocol will include the following:
First violation – The device will be confiscated by the teacher and returned at the end of the class period, communication with the parent regarding the incident, communicate with student to reset expectations, and submit a log entry.
Second violation – The device will be confiscated by the teacher and given to the office and submit a log entry. Administration will visit with the student and communicate with parents about future violations. Device will be returned at the end of the school day.
Third violation – Device will be confiscated by the teacher and given to the office and submit a lot entry. At this point a parent will be required to pick up the phone in the office and student will face possible suspension from school.
Messages and photos on a cell phone are subject to viewing by administration given reasonable suspicion of a crime and/or school infraction. In the event a student must use an electronic paging device for health reasons, the student and his/her parents must petition the administration for such use.
Lockers will be equipped with a combination padlock loaned by the school. Lockers should be kept locked and combinations not shared with other students. Lost or stolen locks will be paid for by the student. The charge for a lost lock is $5.00. Students are responsible for books and personal possessions at all times. STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME. Any graffiti appearing on the outside or inside of the locker is considered vandalism and will be the responsibility of the student. School administrators reserve the right to search lockers, but only when it is reasonable to suspect that the locker contains items or articles which may constitute a hazard or contains property that does not belong to the student.
Gym lockers and locks are available to students enrolled in physical education classes. All items placed in the locker room during class must be placed in a locked locker to ensure items are not stolen. Students must refrain from placing personal items of value in gym lockers. The school will NOT be responsible for the loss of unsecured items. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all personal items are properly secured when left in the locker room areas. Lost locks are again the responsibility of the student and a $5 fee will be assessed for a lost lock.
NDHSAA ACTIVITIES - PHYSICALS REQUIRED
Student athletes participating in NDHSAA sanctioned sports programs are required to file a pre-participation health history screening and physical examination clearance form with the school office prior to their practice & participation in any athletic program. Student athletes who plan on participating in fall sports programs need to ensure they have their physical form on file prior to the first practice. Forms can be found on the Davies website under the Activities/Student forms or click here.
The School Board (Policy #6220) recognizes that regular attendance is necessary to achieve consistent educational progress. In addition, North Dakota state law requires all children between the ages of seven and sixteen to be in attendance every day school is in session, with exceptions for illness and certain other in-capacities. Class attendance is imperative for students to achieve consistent educational progress. The Fargo Public School’s senior high attendance regulations are based on the premise that full participation in class activities is very important in the total learning process.
Students will be excused for the absences listed below if the parent/guardian calls the attendance secretary prior to the absence or sends a note or a doctor’s excuse. The attendance secretaries may be reached at 446-5611 (A-J) or 446-5610 (K-Z). Students leaving for appointments during the school day are required to check out with the attendance secretaries prior to their departure and check in when they return. Arrangements for make-up work will be made directly with the teachers of classes that have been missed.
- Personal Illness
- Illness or death in the family
- Weddings of relatives and participation in
- Family emergencies
- School sponsored activities
- Religious activities approved by an administrator
- Trips requested by parents and approved by an administrator
- Funerals of family, relatives, or friends
- Required court appearances
- Medical & dental appointments
- Truancy is defined as being absent from one or more classes without the consent of parent/guardians and/or school officials. Truancy is also defined by behaviors such as failure to report to the office after being sent, leaving class without a teacher’s permission, abuse of pass usage, failure to leave school after checking out with the attendance office, and failure to go to class upon returning to school.
- Transportation problems
- Removal from class for disciplinary reasons (administration ordered suspension will not count as an unexcused absence)
- Unverified appointments
- Failure to check out with the attendance office when leaving school for an appointment.
Students are expected to be in class on time. The following procedures will be followed.
- Any three (3) tardy/late marks in a single class will equal an unexcused absence.
- Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will have their tardy marked as LATE.
- At two truancies or the accumulation of six (6) tardy/late marks in a semester for a student may result in a formal attendance review. The attendance review document will outline attendance expectations going forward and disciplinary action if attendance issues continue.
A detention will be assigned for each period of truancy and for every third tardy. Detention times will be held on Monday - Friday 8:00-8:40 and 3:00-3:40 in H101.