· Given that a good student attendance is a proven determinant of students` academic success and that public funding relies only on the actual schooling of students, all students are expected to attend school every day they are doing well. Students are expected to stay home only if they are visibly ill, have a significant temperature and/or are contagious. · Permanent absences due to illness are supervised by the class teacher and the school nurse. After the 3rd absence, a parental letter is sent. Based on the rules of the class and the code of conduct of the school`s students, students miss the break and receive notification to the parents of behavioral violations. Notifications must be signed by a parent and returned to the teacher the next day. Students are present on time and in all classes and stay at school throughout the teaching day, unless they are sick or have apologized beforehand for a family emergency. · A probation meeting may take place after the 9th absence and the student may be asked to bring a medical card for any future absence. The school can also send the district representative for a home visit. Students with excessive absences can be referred to the District School Attendance Review Board (SARB). · · Violation of probation status results in the student moving to the neighborhood school or any other school or parental choice. · After the 4th Tardy for the school year, a formal letter is sent home for the parents` signature and a conference with parents, students and the teacher is organized to develop strategies to relieve the persistent late model.
· Family holidays are considered unexcused absences and should therefore be scheduled on extracurricular days. Prior authorisation in principle is required in case of special circumstances/emergencies. Whenever possible, a parental wish letter is required at least a week in advance. Another registration during an extended inexcusable absence cannot be guaranteed. · According to state and district guidelines, students are reported as late if they arrive at school too late or if they are dismissed prematurely from school before the end of the school day. All Tardies rely on the record of permanent attendance of a student. Parents receive written notification from parents on the day of each delay. The JTFS Contract Directive was developed by a committee of parents and collaborators to strengthen practices and develop habits among our students that promote academic success and ensure the best possible learning environment for them.
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