Please try to excuse an absence ahead of time or the same day. You can call, e-mail, or send a note. Please include the following:
- Your name (first and last)
- Student’s name (first and last)
- Reason for absence
- Number to call you back if there is a question
- Signature (on notes)
If you call and receive the voicemail, please leave a message. Phone messages are checked every 15 minutes.
Parents may call, e-mail, or send a note with the time and reason the student needs to leave school. As much notice as possible is appreciated!
A town pass will be sent to the student in class. Their teacher will release them from class at the requested time. Students are free to leave the building with the town pass, eliminating the need for you to come inside to get them.
Students returning to school after leaving with a town pass must check in at the Attendance Office upon return.
Leaving school without properly checking out will result in one day of in-school suspension.
If your student feels ill while at school, they should come to the Main Office. The student will call their parents and wait in the Nurse’s Room to be picked up or released to drive home (with parent permission).
Any student late for school must check-in at the Attendance Office before going to class.
A tardy of more than 30 minutes is considered an absence.
Please note the consequences:
- An unexcused tardy up to 10 minutes = 1 lunch detention
- An unexcused tardy of more than 10 minutes = 2 lunch detentions
Unexcused Absence Procedure
The day after an unexcused absence, an absence notice will be sent to your student in their Advisory Group class. Your student will have up to 24 hours to excuse this absence by going to the Attendance Office with a parent note, or parent may email or call. If the absence is not excused within this time frame, the student will be assigned two lunch detentions for each unexcused class period.
8th period is Advisory Group. You might hear this if you get the automatic phone call, advising you of an absence.
Students are expected to be at school if they are going to participate in extracurricular activities. If a dance falls on a Saturday, your student needs to be present for the entire prior school day.
The full text of these policies may be found in the Silverton High School Student Handbook.