Attendance Policies

Practice
  • Attendance Requirements 

     

    • Attendance is documented weekly, not daily.  The school week runs from Saturday to Friday.

     

    • Work completed on a Saturday or Sunday will be credited to attendance for the upcoming/following week.

     

    Attendance Week

    • Attendance is recorded per course. During the attendance week (Saturday-Friday), students must complete at least one lesson in each course, whether or not new lessons show on their planner.
      • Students who do not make progress in a course will be marked absent for the entire week (up to 5 days).
    • Attendance letters will be sent to parents to indicate failure to comply with the mandated State Attendance Policy. If a student receives three letters, the parents and student will be required to meet with the principal, counselor, and teachers.
    • Per Washoe County School District policy, a student must earn at least a 90% attendance rate or they will not receive credit for the class, even if they earn a passing grade.
    • Completing one lesson per week in each class will satisfy the attendance requirements, but does not guarantee the student will remain on track to successfully complete all of the work and/or pass the class.

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    FAQ

    Q: I received communication saying that I had not met attendance in one or more class, but my planner says I'm caught up and I don't want to have to work ahead.  What can I do to get attendance credit?

    A:  No problem!  Communication between teachers and students about a specific course can be used to meet attendance.  This means, a quick reply to your advisor's message and/or webmail to the content teacher with a question about the course is enough to earn attendance in that class for the week.  So respond to the communication from your advisors and teachers and you'll be all set!

    Chat

    Q: I received communication on Wednesday saying that I had not met attendance in one or more class, but I don't see any new lessons for this class on my planner.  Why did this happen?

    A:  Although advisors do their best to schedule lessons such that students are assigned at least one lesson in every course by Tuesday night, during shortened weeks (i.e. when there is a federal holiday), the missing school day may mean that a new lesson in a course didn't make it on to the student's planner quite yet.

    Shortened Week

    Q: I received communication saying that I had not met attendance in one or more class, but I don't see any new lessons for this class on my planner.  Why did this happen?

    A:  Some courses do not have enough lessons to be scheduled daily.  In addition, many lessons are purposely scheduled with multiple occurrences on your planner to give you extra time to complete all of the activities.  One of the most common things that happens is that a student is assigned and completes a multiple-occurrence lesson during a previous week.  When they mark this lesson as complete, it puts a green check mark on all of the associated occurrences.  If those occurrences fall on the following week, no new lessons will be assigned for the class, and the planner will make it look like the student has done work in that class already for the week.

    Occurrences