To report a students absence or late arrival - call the attendance office at:
682-4235 and select option "3"
682-4115 and select option "3"
RECORDING OF ABSENCES, TARDIES AND EARLY LEAVES:
The following guidelines will be used to record absences, tardies and early dismissals from school:
|Students must attend school for 4 hours and 31 minutes. Any amount of time less than that will count as a full day of absence. For example: if you arrive after 8:05 through 12:35 pm, it is considered a tardy. If you arrive after 12:36 pm, it is considered a full day of absence.||If you leave before 10:09, it is considered a full day of absence. If you leave after 10:10 am, it is considered an early leave (or tardy.)|
Attendance Procedures and Student Absences/Tardies
Regular attendance by all students of the Lakota Local School District is very important. Students that have irregular attendance tend to have poor academic success. For this reason it is important that parents and students make every effort possible to make appointments and personal business outside of school hours. Situations may arise that cause a student to miss part of all of the school day. A student is considered EXCUSED for the following reasons:
A student is considered truant if he or she is absent or tardy from school without a legitimate excuse. UNEXCUSED absences include but are not limited to:
The State of Ohio has recently passed legislation regarding school attendance (Senate Bill 181)Senate Bill 181. The student with five or more unexcused absences on consecutive school days, or seven or more unexcused absences in one school month, or 12 or more unexcused absences in one school year, may be considered "habitual" truant, under Section 3321.191 of the Ohio Revised Code. A student with seven or more unexcused absences on consecutive school days or 10 or more unexcused absences in one school month, or 15 or more unexcused absences in one school year, may be considered a "Chronic" truant, under Section 3321.191 of the Ohio Revised Code. *In the case of either "habitual" or "chronic" truants, the Lakota Local School District Board of Education may:
Students who are "habitual" or "chronic" truants may receive citation to to the appropriate court.
ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL PROCEDURES
Students who are tardy to school must report to attendance window and sign-in to receive an admit slip. Failure to sign-in to avoid a tardy could result in disciplinary action. Students are allowed two excused tardies per quarter. The third tardy will be unexcused and the fourth tardy may result in disciplinary action and the suspension of parking privileges.
TARDINESS TO CLASS AND SCHOOL
Tardy to Class:
Tardy to School:
While we hope that medical and/or legal appointments can be scheduled after the school day ends, we realize that is not always possible. A student may leave school before the day ends provided the parent/guardian writes a note indicating that the student has a medical or legal appointment. This note must be given to the attendance office before 7:30 a.m. Notes must be verified through phone conversation with the parent or guardian.The student must sign out in the Attendance Office before leaving school. Failure to comply with any or all steps of this process will result in disciplinary action. Students leaving school because of illness must report to the clinic. The clinic personnel will notify the parent/guardian. The student will sign out through the Attendance Office. Students who do not drive are to remain in the clinic until their parent/guardian picks them up. Students who fail to comply with attendance office sign-outs will be referred to their administrator for disciplinary action.
Seniors and second semester juniors will be given reasonable time ( 3 times ) to visit colleges where they have applied, intend to apply, or there is a valid reason for such a visit. Students should bring written permission to visit a college campus to the attendance office. This note must be presented at least two days prior to the visit and must contain the following information:
Students are excused from school to participate in family vacations. The procedure for requestion a vacation from is:
Students may not be absent during final examination unless a physician's statement (or appropriate documentation for other absences) is presented to an administrator. Make up exams will be scheduled for those students only. NO FINAL EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN EARLY. First, Second, Third quarter exams for Grades 10-12 will be held on (exam dates). First, Second, Third quarter exam make-ups must be completed within 10 school days. Fourth quarter exams for grades 10-11 will be held on (exam dates). Fourth Quarter make-ups are done by appointment only and must be completed prior to the Fall semester.
ATTENDANCE AND YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE:
It is the intent of the Lakota Board of Education to encourage productive school attendance for all students, to discourage school drop-outs, and to utilize all effective measures to discourage the illegal use of drugs and alcohol among the youth of the community. Because of this, in the following circumstances, action will be taken that will result in the suspension of your driver's license.
Please read this information carefully: