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Leaving Campus Early/Returning to School from Appointments

Unless sent home by the nurse, any student who leaves campus early or who returns to campus during the school day must check in/out with his/her grade-level secretary.  To expedite this process, parents/guardians should:

  1. Call grade level secretary, indicating the time your student should be in the office to leave with parent, or if the student will be driving him/herself what time they will need to leave campus.  In the latter case an off campus pass must be issued to the student.

    TO EXPEDITE THINGS--PLEASE CALL IN AHEAD OF TIME, allowing at least a couple hours (PREFERABLY FIRST THING IN THE MORNING).  Getting a student out of class may take longer than you expect; please arrange ahead of time so that you can arrive to your scheduled appointment on time.
     
  2. When your student is returning from a doctors appointment, a doctors note from their office that is dated and time stamped should be presented to the grade level secretary.  When presenting proper documentation, parents do not need to accompany students to the office for check-in.  Students who do not check in/out through the office will be counted unexcused and will not be allowed to make up missed work.

    It is the responsibility of the parent and the student to keep track of attendance.  A calendar or chart should be used to record dates, times, and reasons for all absences.

    Parents picking up their children from school MUST come to the office to sign them out through the grade level secretary. You must show ID--school policy.

EHS Attendance

EHS Attendance Policies

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING ATTENDANCE CAN BE FOUND IN THE STUDENT ACADEMIC PLANNER THAT IS PROVIDED TO ALL STUDENTS.

ATTENDANCE

The staff of Eldorado High School recognizes that the responsibility for student attendance rests with the students and their parents.  The staff will aid parents/guardians and students by monitoring attendance and by keeping parents abreast of their student's attendance.  Since daily attendance is mandatory for students to benefit fully from the instructional program, the object of Eldorado's attendance policy is:

  • To emphasize the positive relationship between student achievement and good attendance.
  • To monitor and improve student attendance.
  • To keep open channels between the home and school by informing parents/guardians of students attendance.
  • To assist students in fulfilling their responsibility to attend school daily.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

  1. Per APS Attendance policy, WRITTEN documentation is what is required to excuse an absence.  Please DO NOT CALL IN TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE.  When your student returns from their absence please provide written documentation excusing the absence to their grade level secretary.
     
  2. Absences reported AFTER 3 SCHOOL DAYS SHALL BE RECORDED AS UNEXCUSED.
     
  3. Students MAY be excused for the following reasons, WITH APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION:
  • Illness ( including chronic illness documented on a health plan, IEP or 504)
  • Limited family emergencies; family death
  • Medical, health or legal appointments
  • Suspensions
  • Religious commitment
  • College visit
  1. All absences for other reasons are unexcused including:
  • Non-school sponsored activities or trips
  • Family vacations outside of the normally scheduled school breaks
  1. Parents will be notified of absences by the automatic calling system, WHETHER EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED.
     
  2. It is the student's responsibility to clear an absence that is not on the excused list.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from APS Childrens Court Liaison Office---

  1. New Mexico Compulsory School Attendance Law REQUIRES APS to identify students with excessive absences.  By law, a TRUANT " means a student who has accumulated five (5) UNEXCUSED absences..."  If there is an attendance problem, APS is required to intervene by first identifying these students and providing notification to parents/guardians.  If the absences continue, then parents/guardians are required to attend an educational workshop on the truancy.  This workshop includes why attendance is important, the truancy law, as well as details of the steps that could lead up to law enforcement and court involvement with possible prosecution.
     
  2. Remember, as your child's parent/guardian you are responsible for the school attendance of your child as indicated in the Compulsory School Attendance law.  As our partner in student success, parents/guardians must send their child to school daily unless the child has an excused absence.  If the child will be absent, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the school.
     
  3. If you have questions concerning the Truancy Prevention Program, please call the Court Liaison Office at 342-7288 or email:  courtliaison@aps.edu
     
  4. Also know sometimes families could use support to help their child be successful.  There are various resources available to you.  One resource is the Health/Mental Health Team at each school.  These teams consisting of counselors, nurses,social workers, psychologists, administrators, teachers, and others may be able to assist you.  Contact this team at your school if you need assistance.  These are confidential services.  Let's work together so that your child can have a positive educational experience.

 

EAGLE ABSENCES

Absences for school-related activities, such as athletic competition, student government functions, performance groups, and field trips are called EAGLE ABSENCES.  Sponsors must arrange for the students to obtain all signatures from all classes at least six (6) school days prior to the activity to receive an Eagle Absence and students must obtain all signatures before the six day deadline.  If this six (6) day notice is not met, then the student runs the risk of not attending the event.  Students should make arrangements with their teachers to meet any class/assignment responsibilities.  Students in excess of eight (8) absences may not be allowed to attend Eagle Absences.

SCHOOL IMPOSED ABSENCES

Absences imposed on students by Eldorado High School (i.e. Eagle Absences, referrals to administration, appointments with nurse, counselor or peer mediation) will not affect the student's attendance record.

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES

  1. Students who exceed 10 absences (5 of which are unexcused) in ANY CLASS may not receive credit and will be dropped from class(es) with a withdrawal failing. (WF)
     
  2. Students must maintain a minimum of three classes, including one core class at Eldorado high School.  Students must maintain a minimum of four classes, including one core class, to remain in NMAA activities/athletics.