When a student is absent from school, a parent should call the office by 9:00 am each day of the absence. If the office does not receive a call, a parent will be contacted. This policy is for the protection of the St. Angela Merici Parish School students.
Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
The school calendar provides for extended weekends throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to schedule trips or family outings during these times so as to eliminate the need to interrupt a child’s learning process. Missed assignments are the student’s responsibility.
Students who are absent due to illness have one day for each day of absence to make up the missed assignments, quizzes or tests. For example, a student who was absent three days would be given three school days to complete the missed work.
Arrangements for regular classroom tests missed because of an absence are to be made with the individual teachers. These tests must be taken within one week of the original test date.
Excessive absence (40) days or the equivalent of 40 days including tardies can be cause for a student to be retained in the current grade for another year.
The following reasons would be considered excused absences: illness, medical/dental procedures, family emergency, attending a funeral for immediate family, quarantine (official), high school shadowing and school- initiated absence. All class work must be made up according to the Practice/Prep make up guidelines as indicated.
Family trips, vacations, etc. during the regular school year are not considered acceptable reasons for absence and are strongly discouraged by the school. Regular attendance is a key to student success as classroom participation and instruction is very important and impossible to make up. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that students are up-to-date on all key concepts covered during their absence.