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Attendance Policy

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT POLICY

Any student who checks-in must present a note within three (3) school days following the check-in to excuse the tardy.  Students must check-in through the office when tardy to school or to any class period. Students who wish to check-out for any reason must do so through the office by having a parent/guardian sign them out of school.  The person who will be checking the student out must be listed in the student's enrollment form and must be prepared to present a photo ID to the attendance secretary. For students who check-out, the parent's signature will suffice as a parent note excuse for THAT day.  If the absence extends beyond this initial check-out date, students are required to submit their excuse within three (3) days upon their return to school.  

 

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

 

Students checking in after 9:00 A.M. must check-in using one of the following methods:

A. with a doctor's note

B. physically signed in by a parent or legal guardian

C. contacted by the attendance clerk or administration to verify the check-in

 

Students who fail to have a valid reason for being late to school will be placed in ISS for the remainder of the day and receive an unexcused absence for the periods missed.

 

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

 

Checking a student out of school requires an adult on the approved Enrollment Form to come to the school and physically check the student out of school.  Parents/Guardians may supply the attendance clerk with the applicable check-out information by as early as 7:00 A.M. of morning of the potential check-out.  Parents are required to sign a document noting they have given permission for their child to check-out of school

 

Facetime/Google Hangout can be used for checking out a student who becomes ill at school or a student who has a doctor's appointment that day. You can call Nancy High at nhigh@homewood.k12.al.us using either Facetime or Google Hangouts. 

 

Students are not allowed to check out for lunch. Any student who checks out for lunch will receive an unexcused absence for 5th period.