Daily Attendance Daily attendance in school is a necessary part of academic success: when students miss school, even if the missed work is made up, they still miss out on the experiences that take place in the classroom. We encourage parents and students to make every effort to get their children to school on time each day, and to schedule appointments for off-school hours/days. When it is necessary for a child to be absent from school, parents must call the school office to inform them that the student will not be attending school that day. If the student will be absent for more than one day, the parent should contact their child’s teacher to pick up missed work/assignments, in order to allow the student to remain current with class work. ABT will also enforce the "PACT" Program (Prosecutor's Abolish Chronic Truancy). Under this program students who are between the ages of six and sixteen and have been absent more that 10 times can be referred to The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
Tardiness/Late Arrivals Punctuality and “being on time” are traits that are valued and encouraged in our society, and this is likewise true at ABT: students and parents are advised to take their commitment to school seriously. Those students who are not “present” in the classroom are marked as “ABSENT” in the attendance record. Any students arriving at school after class begins must first report to the school office to pick up a Tardy Pass, which will allow her/him entrance into their classroom. Students who arrive at the classroom without a Tardy Pass will be sent to the office to get one. Tardies are cumulative for the entire marking period. Any four unexcused tardies will count as one unexcused absence. Excessive tardies will be referred to the school office, and a meeting between the parent(s) and the school leader will be scheduled.
Late Arrival Process
An Initial attempt to modify a student’s tardiness will be handled by the teacher·
Students who arrive late to school must report to the office or front desk to sign in.
Students are tardy if they are not in the classroom when the final bell rings at 8:00 A.M. Students will be marked absent after the first 20 min. of the class period.
All tardy students will be attending detention until 2nd period to prevent them from disrupting the learning environment. While in detention, students will be required to complete daily (academic and/or character building) assignment.
Parent/Guardians will be contacted after the three (3) late arrivals by the classroom teacher.
After five (5) late arrivals, students will be required to attend an after-school Friday detention and contacted by the Behavior Intervention Specialist. Parent/Guardians will be responsible for the child’s transportation home.
If the student is tardy or picked up early again, the student will be required to conference with an Administrator before the student reaches the 10th tardy or early dismissal
Excessive late arrivals (tardy) may result in suspension, failure of class, and/or loss of credit.
Parental assistance in making sure students arrive on time for school is required and appreciated.
School Cancellations & Unscheduled Early Dismissals On occasion it may be necessary to cancel school (or close school early) because of inclement weather or other unforeseen incidents (e.g. power outages or water main breaks). At such times, school administrators will contact local television stations (Fox 2, WDIV 4, WXYZ 7), and News Radio AM 760 WJR. ABT is in Wayne County.
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