Morse High School Attendance Expectations
Students will be at school each school day
Students will be in all assigned classrooms on time
Students will stay in their assigned classes for the entire period
Only an official signed Hall Pass can excuse a tardy
"Compulsory Attendance Laws require that parents send their children to school."
Parents/Guardians must report all absences within 72 hours by:
having the student bring a signed note (including phone number) from a parent/guardian to the attendance office explaining the reason for the absence, or
calling the attendance office at 619-262-0763, ext. 2040 or 2041
New enrollments/withdrawls, ext 2084.
Whole day absences not cleared within 72 hours will be recorded as truancies and cannot be cleared after that time.
are illness, special medical conditions or medical appointments that cannot be scheduled at other times, the death of an immediate family member, personal religious holidays, and approved school functions.
may be cleared ahead of time through the use of an off campus pass or blue slip from the attendance office. It is the student's responsibility to see that those absences are cleared.
is any absence of 30 minutes or more that remains unexcused after 72 hours. Saturday school and other disciplinary actions will be assigned to truant students.
Parents, please call within 72 hours of absence.
Contract of Independent Study (CIS) - is used to excuse the absences for students who will miss 5 to 20 days for legitimate reasons. The parent and student must notify the Attendance Office of their intentions a minimum of 5 school days prior to the leave date. All paperwork must be completed and signed by the appropriate people prior to the leave date. The CIS is not available to Special Education students unless the IEP specially provides for participation in a CIS. A CIS may be declined to a student who does not have satisfactory academic and citizenship grades and/or a good attendance record
Tardiness - Students will be at school and in classroom on time. The importance of punctuality and it's carry-over value to college, the workplace, and life in general, cannot be emphasized enough. Recognizing this, Morse will promote student success by adhering to a tardy policy that includes three components: warning bells, tardy sweep/passes, and a classroom tardy procedure.
Tardy sweeps will be conducted on a regular basis. Students who are tardy will be sent to the cafeteria to receive a tardy pass.
|Teacher Counsels student. |
Consequence: Student warned!
Teacher contacts parent, i.e. phone, email, returned signed note. Consequence: 10 minute detention with teacher
Consequence: Teacher prepares - 30minute detention with teacher
Referral to Attendance Coordinator
Consequence: assigns student to 1 day In-School-Suspension
Consequence: assigns student to 2 days In-School-Suspension
*4th Tardy Plus-Teacher prepares referral and submits it to Vice Principal
Consequences: Assigns 1 day Saturday School