Attendance Policy – Student Withdrawal for Truancy
Whether a school is virtual or brick and mortar, attendance and participation are most important for any student to consistently succeed. Promoting and fostering consistent student attendance requires a commitment from administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
The first date of attendance and membership shall be the first date the student completes an instructional activity. Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 instructional activities within the quarter of the academic year. For the purposes of determining compliance with this truancy and attendance policy, instructional activities shall include instructional meetings with a teacher, completed assignments that are used to record a grade for a student that is factored into the student’s grade for the semester during which the assignment is completed, testing, school-sanctioned trips and orientation. Students shall be required to participate in the student orientation offered by the school prior to completing any other instructional activity. Any student that is behind pace and does not complete an instructional activity for a fifteen school day period shall be withdrawn for truancy. The school will notify the parent or legal guardian of the student who has been withdrawn for truancy or is approaching truancy. Students enrolling in the school after the beginning of the quarter will have their minimum number of assignments reduced on a pro-rata basis based upon the date their enrollment is approved.
If a student is withdrawn for truancy and wishes to re-enter the school, the student will be placed on a plan of academic improvement agreed upon by the parent, teacher, and student, and the learning fund will be frozen for all non- academically essential services until the teacher and the teacher’s principal unfreeze the learning fund.
Students who have been withdrawn from the school for truancy will be contacted for asset retrieval within two weeks of the withdraw date. Any students withdrawn for truancy should return assets immediately unless they re-enroll within 30 days of withdrawal.