Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided to students. Daily attendance and active participation in each class are critical parts of the learning process. Therefore, in any semester, when a student accumulates absences, consistent with those outlined in District Regulation and the SHS Student Handbook, the student and parent/guardian will be notified that a meeting with school appointed staff is required. This team will work with the students and families on strategies to improve attendance. School-approved activities and discipline suspensions which require a student to miss class do not count as one of these absences. Pre-arranged and all other absences, excused and unexcused, are included.
The circumstances pertaining to the student’s inability to attend school will be taken into consideration, whether the absences are directly related to the student’s disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the individuals with Disabilities Education Act.