Attendance Office

The Attendance Office is located in the Crusader Hall across from the Intervention Coordinator Office ’s Office.  Ms. Sohn is the Assistant Principal in charge of keeping our attendance in check.  The following information is provided for parents on Berendo Middle School’s attendance procedures.

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES


RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ABSENCE: 
Students must bring a signed note from their parent or guardian when they return from an absence verifying the specific reason for absence. The note must be presented to the Attendance Office staff before school. Students absent for five days or more must be cleared by the School Nurse before readmittance.

EXCUSED ABSENCES
An absence for proper causes like illness, medical, dental, or eye appointments or funeral services for relatives are called “Excused”. 

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES: 
An absence without the knowledge of parents or guardians is called truancies and against the law. 

SUSPENSIONS: 
Parents or guardians must accompany their child to school following a suspension for a conference with the Intervention Coordinator. 

LEAVING SCHOOL:
Students must obtain permission from the Attendance Office to leave, for any reason, while school is in session. A parent note must be presented before school begins. This note must give the pupil permission to leave campus, provide a reason for leaving and a number where the parent can be contacted to verify the note.

TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER SCHOOL:
Students transferring to another school due to a residence change, Opportunity Transfer, or other approved reasons must first notify the Attendance Office. Verification of address change will be required for residence change transfers and for other cases, school officials must be consulted. Students checking out of school must return all books and settle all financial obligations.

PASSES: 
Students are required to have a pass any time they are out of class or when entering restricted areas during nutrition or lunch. Teachers will issue passes for valid reasons.  All passes must include student names, be signed by the teacher and dated. There MUST be two students at all times when out of the classroom.  Students may not travel alone when being called out or going to the restroom.

TEN-MINUTE RULE: 
No passes are to be issued at the first and last ten minutes of the period, unless there is an emergency.

If you have any questions you can contact the awesome Attendance staff listed below!

Good attendance and promptness are necessary for success in school! Award assemblies are done to promote perfect attendance…Be in school everyday!


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