Summer School Attendance Policy

  • Attendance Requirements for Summer School
     
    During the regular school year a semester-long course provides 85-90 days of instruction. Summer School courses are condensed into fewer days and longer instructional class periods. Each period during Summer School is the equivalent to 3-4 days of instruction during the regular school year. Attendance and punctuality are essential for academic success in Summer School and is directly connected to the amount of seat time required by the State to receive high school course credits over the summer.

    Teachers take attendance for each scheduled class period. Students are expected to be present and on-time for all classes. Summer School attendance records are legal documents that are monitored for accuracy. ALL absences count towards the attendance policy.
     
    Summer School operates a two period daily schedule over 26 days. Summer School is divided into two 13-Day sessions; Session 1 and Session 2. Courses for credit can be taken in one of the following formats:
    • 13-Day, 1-credit courses meet for two class periods each day from 8:00am-1:35pm. The schedule includes two 10-minute breaks, one during each period, and a 35-minute lunch break in between the two periods.
    • 26-Day, 1-credit courses meet for one class period, either 8:00-10:30am (1st period) -OR- 11:05am-1:35pm (2nd period). The schedule includes one 10-minute break during each period. Students enrolled in both periods will have a 35 minute lunch break in between the two periods. Students enrolled in only one period have the option of eating lunch at Summer School by staying after their 1st period course or arriving early before their 2nd period course.
    • 26-Day, 2-credit courses meet for two class periods each day from 8:00am-1:35pm. The schedule includes two 10-minute breaks, one during each period, and a 35-minute lunch break in between the two periods.
    The last day of class in Summer School Session 1 and Summer School Session 2 are full days of class and attendance is required. A student who is absent on the last day of class in the Summer School session for which they are enrolled will not be allowed to take the final exam and will be recorded as “not in attendance” and will receive a failing grade of “F” by default. Final exams will not be given early. No credit or refund will be given.  

    No Credit (NC) Rules

    There are no excused or unexcused absences during Summer School.  Insufficient attendance and excessive tardiness at Summer School will result in "No Credit" (NC) as indicated in the charts below. The student and parent/guardian will be notified of a “No Credit” status by the Summer School Office. Any student who reaches the NC absence limit, regardless of the reason, will forfeit the credit, all fees, and be dropped from the course.
     
    Course Format No Credit (NC) will be issued on:
    13-day course, 2-periods per day
    (8:00am-1:35pm)
    1 credit
    3rd class period of absence
    26-day course, 1-period per day
    (8:00-10:30am OR 11:05am-1:35pm)
    1 credit
    3rd class period of absence
    26-day course, 2-periods per day
    (8:00am-1:35pm)
    2 credits
    6th class period of absence
     
    Tardiness Type Definition Consequence
    Tardy (T) Student arrives to class after the bell and less than 5 minutes. 6 Tardy codes equal one class period of absence
    Unauthorized Tardy (UT)
    Student arrives to class more than 5 minutes after the bell and less than 30 minutes late.

    3 UT codes equal one class period of absence
    Extreme Tardy (ET)
    Student arrives to class more than 29 minutes after the bell. Even though an absence will be issued, students should plan to attend their classes since attendance is taken by period.
    1 ET code equals one class period of absence
     
    Absence Reporting for Summer School

    Parents and students do not need to call the Summer School office if there is an emergency or if a student will be absent for Summer School. If an absence occurs, students should contact their teacher(s) to obtain information and work that was missed.

    Make-Up Work

    Students should expect a significant amount of in-school work in Summer School courses and a reasonable amount of homework. Since there are no excused absences in Summer School, students will need to consult with their teacher regarding make-up work for full or partial credit. Teachers are not allowed to schedule time for students to make up absences by spending extra time with the teacher. While students are encouraged to talk with their teachers to make up missed assignments, the time spent obtaining support or obtaining missing work will not replace an absence. Missed assignments should be turned in immediately upon returning to school.