This year, Warrenton High School will be implementing a few new policies. These are related to attendance and our student sign out procedures. We wanted to make you aware of these policies before school started.
1. This year, WHS will require a parent to appear, in person, to sign out a student. We will not be able to sign out a student with just a note or a phone call. The parent may come in earlier in the day or at the time of checkout.
2. WHS has a new policy related to attendance. Students who have more than eight, or the minutes equal to eight, unexcused or excused daily absences in any class in a semester will fail to earn credit for the class or classes they have missed. Excused absences that possibly will not count against the eight daily absences are:
a.) Illness or injury of the student, with notification from a doctor or an employee of the doctor’s office.
b.) Illness or injury of a member of the student's family when the student's presence is necessary or expected, with notification from parent.
c.) Medical appointments, with notification from parent. The building principal may require written communication from the medical provider.
d.) Funeral, with notification from parent. The building principal may require a program or other evidence from services as well.
e.) Religious observances, with notification from parent.
f.) Other appointments that cannot be scheduled outside attendance hours, such as court appearances, with notification from parent.
g.) Out-of-School suspension.
h.) Visits with a parent or legal guardian who is an active duty member of the military who has been called to duty for, is on leave from, or is immediately returned from deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting, with permission of the superintendent or designee.
Any student may reduce accrued absences by attending make-up study scheduled by the building principal during non-instructional times. The student must notify the principal that he or she wishes to make up attendance days, and the building principal will provide the student information on the next available session. Make-up sessions do not match the educational value of actual class attendance, so no student will be allowed to make up more than five absences by attending make-up sessions. Students may also file an appeal to the Attendance Review Committee.
If you have questions about these changes, please feel free to contact one of the WHS Administration Team at 636-456-6902.
We look forward to working with you for a great school year!