To report your child absent please call 732-212-6111
The Board of Education requires the pupils enrolled in the schools of thisdistrict attend school regularly in accordance with the laws of the State. The educational program offered by this district is predicated on the presence of the pupil and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation The regular contact of pupils with one another in the classroom and their participation in a well-planned instructional activity under the tutelage of a competent teacher are vital to this purpose. Attendance at school may be excused for certain absences as defined by the Board. All absences for reasons other than excused, shall be unexcused. Pupils absent from school for any reason are responsible for the completion of assignments missed because of their absence. No pupil excused for a religious holiday shall be deprived of an award or eligibility to compete for an award or the opportunity to make up a test given on the religious holiday. Prolonged or repeated absences, excused or unexcused, from school or from class, deprive the pupil of the classroom experience deemed essential to learning and may result in retention at grade level or loss of credit toward thehigh school diploma in accordance with policies of this Board. Pupils shall be subjected to the school district response for unexcused absences during the school year as outlined in N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.8(a)4 and Regulation 5200. In addition, unexcused absences from school or from classes
within the school day shall subject a pupil to the disciplinary rules of the Board, which may include the denial of a pupil’s participation in co-curricular activities and/or athletic competition. Students, who exceed 10 absences for a semester, will result in an Attendance Failure. Repeated truancies that interfere with efforts of this Board and its staff in the maintenance of good order and the continuity of classroom instruction may result in the suspension or expulsion of any pupil from the course of study during which absences have occurred or the suspension or expulsion in accordance with Policy Nos. 5610 and 5620. The Superintendent shall calculate and monitor the average daily attendance rate for the district and for each school in the district. Whenever the average daily attendance rate for the district or for a school in the districtdoes not meet the New Jersey Department of Education requirements, the Superintendent or designee shall develop performance objectives to improve pupil attendance pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.2(a)3.
Students are expected to arrive on time to school every day by 7:50 a.m Students with excessive tardiness will be referred to the administration for investigation and possible disciplinary consequences. Upon the 3rd late to school, the student will be charged with an absence from school. Students will continue to be charged with an Absence with every 3rd late. If a student arrives 10 minutes or later to class it will be counted as an absence.
PROCEDURE FOR SIGNING IN LATE TO SCHOOL
1. You are considered late for school if you have not crossed the threshold of the classroom when the bell (7:50 a.m.) stops ringing, signifying the beginning of Homeroom.
2. Students arriving late to school during Homeroom will report promptly to their Homeroom assignment.
3. Students arriving late to school after first period, excused or unexcused, will report promptly to the front desk and sign in.
4. Parents of students late to school should notify the Main Office (732-212-6111) on the day the lateness occurs. Parental verification does not mean that a student will receive an excused lateness. Students without parental verification of lateness will be penalized in accordance with the Keyport High School Discipline Policy.
5. *UNEXCUSED REASON FOR LATENESS
-Loitering (inside or outside of the building)
-Working (at part or full time job)
*Any repeated reason for lateness (i.e. illness, auto problems) will be thoroughly investigated by administration and may result in disciplinary consequences.CUTTING POLICY
Cutting is defined as deliberately missing an assigned class and/or any other scheduled assignment. Students who leave class without the teacher's permission, including visits to the nurse or guidance office will be considered cutting class. Any absence considered a cut will automatically result in a zero for the day without the option of making up missed work. A total of three (3) cuts in a half year course or two (2) cuts in a quarter year course will result in a loss of credit in the course.
* The student is to remain in the class for the duration of the course.APPEAL PROCESSA student may appeal his/her noncredit status by contacting the Vice Principal. The Vice Principal will form an Appeal's Committee, comprised of the student's Guidance Counselor, two academic teachers and the Vice Principal. The Vice Principal will forward the recommendation of the committee, in writing, to the Principal and a record will be kept on file with the Vice Principal, and a copy will be sent to the parent/guardian.
** The appeal conference will take place at the end of the course.