CHS Attendance Policy

CHS ATTENDANCE POLICY

The specifics of the attendance policy are stated below so you are ready for the new school year.

Excused absences include:

  • Student illness – Student illness for more than three (3) consecutive days will require a doctor’s note.
  • Death or serious illness of a family member. (documentation required)
  • Doctor, dentist, or therapist appointments.
  • Pre-approved travel for family emergencies or vacation.
  • College visitations.
  • Subpoenas for court.
  • Religious observances

Documentation required for an excused absence-within 3 days:
Note from a Physician, Court documentation OR –
A note from a parent containing the following:

  • Date
  • Date of absence
  • The full name of the student
  • The exact reason for the absence
  • The student’s grade
  • The signer’s phone number (home and work) where he/she can be reached.
  • The Signature of parent/guardian

Late Arrivals/Early Dismissals:

Students may be excused for tardiness or receive early dismissal from school for the same reasons as those listed under excused absences.

  • Written request (from a parent/guardian) for early dismissal shall be submitted to the Attendance Office prior to the requested dismissal time. These requests shall be approved/denied by the principal or his designee.

SCHOOL COUNSELING UPDATE

2019-2020 schedules will be mailed home on August 1st.

Please note-Important information about schedule changes

  • This year, schedule changes will be made electronically via a google form. More information will be in the envelope with your schedule.
  • Schedule changes will only be allowed if there is an error on the schedule (missing a core class, missing a graduation requirement, not having 8 classes on your schedule, etc). Schedule changes will be not be allowed if the student requested the class and no longer wishes to take the course.
  • The last day for schedule changes for the 2019-2020 school year is Wednesday, August 14th.

CHS OPEN HOUSE

Come to CHS to meet your teachers, pay fees, tour the school, and more as you make final preparations for the upcoming school year.

  • Enter through the Gymnasium Lobby when you arrive for Open House
  • Informational presentations will be conducted by Mr. Just for parents and students at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Attendance Tips To Start The School Year Right

Attending school has a huge impact on student success. This year we want to make sure every student misses no more than 9 days of school, or 1 day a month. We need your help.

Some Attendance Tips to Promote Student Learning:

  • Make sure your students keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine so they are rested and alert when they get to school.
  • Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones and tablets at bedtime.
  • Make sure clothes and pack backpacks are ready the night before.
  • Check with our school nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child at home due to illness.
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your student feels anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your student to school.

Please let us know how we can best support you and your student so that they can show up for school on time every day.