The South Carolina Code of Laws sets the standard regarding school attendance. Promotion and retention can be affected when a student misses in excess of 10 days.Written notification is sent to parents when a student has 3 consecutive or a total of 5 unexcused absences to attend an intervention meeting.School officials and parents are required by law to develop an intervention plan in an effort to decrease student absences. Students are required to bring a written excuse on the first day back from an absence. ALL excuses must be submitted within 7 days of returning to school.Medical excuses are required after ten absences.Habitual absences, lawful and unlawful, will be referred to the Anderson County Attendance Officer.
The Anderson County Board of Education Attendance Office defines Perfect Attendance as NO absences or unexcused tardies from school the entire school year. Faithful Attendance is defined as two or less absences and/or unexcused tardies for the entire school year.
Regular attendance is essential if the students are to be successful in school. Legal excuses include:
Parent note – Maximum of 5 per year (Additional parent notes will be counted as unexcused absences); Personal illness of the student with a doctor’s excuse; Death in the immediate family; Observance of a religious holiday.
It is extremely important for students to be on time each day.If a student arrives after , he/she must report to the office and receive a tardy pass.
When a student has accrued a total of 10 tardies, written notification is sent to parents to schedule an intervention meeting.School officials and parents are required by law to develop an intervention plan in an effort to decrease student tardies.Excessive tardies are referred to the Anderson County Attendance Officer.
Students arriving late due to bus schedules will not be counted tardy and will be allowed to eat breakfast.
Students who are car riders and wish to eat breakfast should arrive at school no later than 7:45. If not in class by 8:00 thoese students are considered tardy.