Attendance Requirements

  • Attendance requirements

    1. A student must be in school by 8:50 a.m. in order to attend or participate in an athletic contest/practice or activity that day. If a student checks into school after 8:50 a.m., exceptions will be made by the building administration if the student presents an approved excuse. Examples of approved excuses include:
      1. Illness – must have a doctor’s note. Parent notes are considered approved excuses for this attendance requirement
      2. Medical appointments – must have a doctor’s note. Parent notes are not considered approved excuses for this attendance requirement. Except when ill, if appointments are not first thing in the morning, students should go to school on time, leave for the appointment, and return to school
      3. College visits [max of three (3) days with prior approval]
      4. Prior approved trips/vacations (with approved travel form)
      5. Religious observance/instruction
      6. Family death
      7. Required court attendance – must provide documentation
      8. Family emergency
      9. Unexcused: any absence which is not covered under the above definition of an excused absence is classified as unexcused for any students
      10. Please note: driving permit tests, driver license tests, driver license photo/renewal appointments are not excused absences
    2. Students leaving early from school where students miss two (2) or more hours may not participate in contests, practices, or other activities unless it is an approved absence (see approved absences above)
    3. If a student is absent for a half day or full day the last school day of the week, including shortened holiday weeks, and the following activity is on a non-school day, the student is not eligible to participate. Consequently, students must attend school for a full day prior to participating in any activity. Exceptions will be made by the building administration if the student presents an approved excuse. Approved excuses are listed in Section IIA
    4. If students have an open block during second period, speak to the Athletic Director for further direction prior to arriving late
    5. Two-hour delay school days: on days that the district or CVHS/GGHMS have a two-hour delay, students who arrive late to school (after 9:40 a.m.) are not permitted to participate in their extracurricular activity unless a student presents an approved excuse. Approved excuses are listed in Section IIA
    6. According to PIAA regulations, any student absent for 20 or more days during a semester, whether excused or unexcused, is ineligible until he/she is in attendance for 45 school days beyond the 20th day of absence