OCSD Attendance Policy

It is important to be in class on time when lessons begin and to receive the entire period of instruction.
It is imperative that other students' instruction is not interrupted by tardies and early checkouts.

School board attendance policies are listed below.

  • Students will have five (5) school days, including the day they return, to bring in written verification for an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if the school does not receive written verification for the excused absence within that time frame.
  • After the ninth (9th) absence (excused or unexcused) per semester, a letter will be sent to the parents or legal guardian notifying them of the necessity for a doctor's excuse or an excuse from an official agency. In addition, this letter will notify parents of the consequences of any additional absences.
  • After the fifteenth (15th) absence per semester, no make-up work will be allowed. The student can still pass the class, if at the end of the semester s/he has a passing grade.
  • A notification letter will be sent home when a student has between 5 and 8 days absent (excused or unexcused) and again when the student has 10 days absent (excused or unexcused).
  • When a student has 14 days absent, a letter will be sent home requesting a conference with a parent.

  • Students will be allotted 5 school days to complete assignments following an excused absence. The 5 day period begins the day the student returns to school.
  • Early assignment requests should be made by the student directly to the teacher. Teachers will have the choice to give early assignments or to wait till the student returns to class.
  • Excessive tardiness to school may cause the student to struggle in class. Even 10 minutes late may result in missed class work and assignments. If a student has four or more unexcused tardies in a nine weeks the student will meet with the principal. Subsequent unexcused tardies will result in parents being contacted and disciplinary action taken.
  • Unexcused tardies to class are considered misconduct. After two unexcused tardies in a nine week grading period, the teacher may assign morning detention.
  • If a student misses more than 50% of a class period it is considered an absence from that class.

    Any questions? Please call the Attendance office at 833-4142.


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Last Updated March 6, 2018