- not being present in class or approved school activity. Any student
who is physically absent from school must be counted absent.
- (1) illness/injury verified by a medical excuse; (2) death in the
immediate family (limited to three days per death); (3) legal or
religious obligation; (4) failure of bus to run (note from bus driver or
parent may be required); (5) approved school activities; and (6) parent
to tendays per year).
Unexcused absence - any absences not covered above. Suspension days are unexcused absences
Early departure - any time a parent or guardian receives permission to sign out a student prior to the end of the instructional day
Skipping - any absence from school/class and/or approved school activity without administrative permission
Tardiness - entry to school or class after the designated starting time
Verification - written documentation explaining absences. Verification is due upon return to school.
the third (3rd) unexcused absence, parents or guardians will receive
written notification from the school. Parents may schedule a conference
with school officials, and schools may offer services to help keep
students in school.
On the fifth
(5th) unexcused absence, the Putnam County Schools
Attendance Coordinator sends a legal notice advising of the consequences
should the student continue to accumulate unexcused absences.
More than 10 Absences
the student, including those who are 18 years of age or older, and
parent or guardian does not comply with the provisions of the five (5)
day legal notice, a notification for a hearing concerning the students
attendance will be mailed by the Magistrate Court of Putnam
County. Failure to appear or comply before the Magistrate Court may
result in a warrant for the arrest of the parent, student or both.
A = 93-100%
B = 85-92%
C = 75-84%
D = 65-74%
F = 0-64%
A = 4 points
B = 3 points
C = 2 points
D = 1 point
F = 0 points
A = 5 points
B = 4 points
C = 3 points
D = 2 points
F = 0 points