Students must not miss more than 15 days in any class period. Any student who misses 16 or more days will receive an "F" for the course (regardless of their actual grade). To prevent failure due to attendance, attendance recovery must be completed for any class where absences have exceeded 15.
NOTE: Each class period is 90 minutes long. Students can multiply 1.5 hours (90 minutes) by the number of days over 15 to calculate how many hours they need to recover to avoid failing the course due to attendance.
Example: Student misses 18 days in first period class.
(18 absences - 15 = 3 absences over)
1.5 hours X 3 = 4.5 hours of recovery required (note: this is the recovery required for first period only. If the student missed 18 days in all classes, the student would need to recover 4.5 hours for each class; i.e four classes = 18 hours of recovery required)
The following options are available for recovering attendance.
1. Recover time with the teacher where recovery is needed.
2. Recover time in the REACT Lab (A203) The lab is available Mon - Tues, Thurs-Friday from 2:10 - 4:30. NOTE: The lab is NOT open on Wednesdays.
Content teachers are also available in the lab. See below for tutoring schedule.
-Monday (CTE Business - Odis Gadson)
-Tuesday (Social Studies - Shannon Hollis)
-Thursday (Math - Lavonna Felton)
-Friday (English - Tina Jones-McDow)
-Saturday School (Science - Fatima Dean)
3. Recover time during Saturday school
NOTE: Attendance recovery hours will be recorded and reported monthly to department representatives.
The only CMS approved absences are: Religious holiday, death in family, hospitalization (or medically fragile), or approved field trips.
If you have questions regarding attendance or would like to request an appeal please contact Jason Fowler (firstname.lastname@example.org).