Attendance

Hampshire Unit School Attendance.pdf

Attendance quick-facts! 

Every Day Counts: We need you here!

Absences:
-Students must be present 3.5 hours to be present for the entire day
- Notes must be submitted within 3 days of the absence.
Excused absences include a doctor’s note, funeral notice of immediate family, religious observances, and 6 parent notes per semester.

MCPS Truancy Intervention Plan:
-3 Unexcused absences: Contact from school
-5 Unexcused absences: (Tier 1) Letter sent to parent/guardian and student placed on attendance contract
-7 Unexcused absences: (Tier 2) Parent/Guardian called to HUS Truancy Review Board.
-9 Unexcused absences: (Tier 3) Parent/Guardian referred to District Truancy Review Board.
-12 Unexcused Absences: Petition to Juvenile Court

Tardies: (5-12 grades) *Cleared at the end of the semester
-3 unexcused tardies: Administrative conference, parent contact
-5 unexcused tardies: Referral to School Truancy Board
-7 unexcused tardies: 1 Extended learning
-9 unexcused tardies:1 ISAS assignment
-10 unexcused tardies: Refer to District Truancy Review Board
-12 unexcused tardies: Suspend and refer to Disciplinary Hearing Authority

Tardies: (K-4 grades) *Cleared at the end of the semester
-5 unexcused tardies: Administrative Conference, parent contact
-7 unexcused tardies: Referral to School Truancy Board

**Students arriving to school after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy. Students cannot simply be in the building, rather, they must be in class by 7:45 a.m. Students not in class by this time will be directed to the office and will be considered tardy to school. Bus room opens at 7:00 a.m. and car riders may be dropped off during this time as well. Please be sure to have your child at school in plenty of time for them to arrive in class on time.**