The School Day
Classes are in session from 7:20 am until 2:20 pm.
Students are expected to be on time to their classes.
Students are expected to assume the responsibility for regular and prompt attendance in each class. If a student is not physically present in the classroom assigned, he/she will be marked absent, regardless of the reason (school business, committee meeting, band trip, illness, prearranged, etc.).
After an absence, students returning to school are expected to:
provide the school with a written explanation from the parent or legal guardian within three (3) school days. No copies or faxes accepted.
request make‐up assignments from their teachers.
submit make‐up assignments within the time frame specified by the individual teacher.
submit a doctor's note to excuse any absence after the 10th absence.
submit a doctor's note after three (3) consecutive absences.
secure an admit during lunch within 3 days of returning to school and
make arrangements with teachers to make‐up or turn in assignments. Arrangements to make‐up a quiz/exam must be done in a timely fashion.
Excused School Absences/Tardies
An absence/tardy that does not fall into one of the excused absence/tardy categories is considered to be unexcused. According to School Board Rule, an excused school absence falls under one of the following: student illness, medical appointment, court/immigration appointments, death in the family, school sponsored event, observance of religious holiday, and/or an educational/enrichment activity as determined by the principal or the principal's designee. The Miami‐Dade County School Board has an established attendance policy which states, "a student accumulating ten (10) or more unexcused absences in an annual course or five (5) or more unexcused absences in a semester course is subject to the withholding of the final passing grades. Students whose grades are withheld will receive NC (no credit) on their report card."
Please Note: Students will be counted as present only if they are actually present for at least two (2) hours or engaged in a school-approved educational activity which constitutes a part of the instructional program for the student.