Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy 2019 

Students enrolled in credit courses must maintain regular attendance. The accelerated schedule of Summer Academy requires frequent assessment. A loss of credit will result if a student exceeds the maximum absence limit of two days. Students should not enroll in a summer school semester if they know that they will miss more than two days of class for camps, vacations, etc. Cheer, dance, sports, or any types of camps are not allowed as a substitute for physical activity, attendance or credit for any course.
 
If a student fails to show up for class and the parent has not called, the attendance center will call home. One absence may be waived under the following circumstances only: Court date, medical illness (with doctor's note), or death of immediate family member. All waivers must include documentation. Waivers will only be accepted on the third day of absence.
 
7:00 - 7:15 a.m. = Tardy (students report directly to class)
7:16 - 10:00 a.m. = 1/2-day absence (late arrival)
10:01 a.m. - 12:00 Noon = 1/2-day absence (leave early)  
If student leaves before 10:00 a.m. = Full day absence
Student not returning from 1st break = Full day absence
Student not returning from 2nd break = Half day absence
  
A registered school nurse is on duty to provide needed services, including the administering of all medications. Please inform her of any special needs your child may have. A health history form and physician signed Certificate of Immunizations is required for all new SMSD and non-district students. Registration is not complete until these are received in the Summer  Programs office. Students may not attend class unless these forms are on file. Please fax (913-993-9435) or email forms to charlenesimmons@smsd.org.