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.