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Attendance Policy

Attendance ~ AES & Parish Policy

  • On the 8th day of absence the student must attend a Saturday school to bring the total days down to 7.  If the Saturday school is not attended a non-attendance “F” will be recorded on the student’s progress report and report card.

  • The only days not counted in the “7 days” are days excused due to extenuating circumstances.  Extenuating circumstances include: extended personal or emotional illness as verified by a physician, an extended hospital stay as verified by a physician, extended recuperation from an accident as verified by a physician, prior school system approved travel for education, extended contagious disease within a family as verified by a physician, death in family, or a natural catastrophe and/or disaster.  For any other extenuating circumstance parents must make a formal appeal in accordance with the due process established by the Vernon Parish School Board.

  • For your information and for the protection of your child, a letter is automatically printed and sent home once your child misses 3, 5, and 8 days of school.  

  • The Vernon Parish School Board has an automated call system which notifies parents when your child is absent, disciplined through the office, or receives a   failing grade. This is designed to keep parents informed and children safe.

  • Students not meeting attendance mandates are required to attend summer school in order to be promoted.

-Summer Attendance Recovery:  Parents will be charged a rate of $15.00 per day, a maximum of $150.00 for their child to attend Summer attendance recovery

Absentee Procedure

When a student is absent from school, it is the responsibility of the student and parent to provide a signed written excuse upon the day of return to school stating the reason for being absent.    

Students with an excused absence may make up graded work during recess.  Other missed assignments must be completed at home.  Special classes (P.E., Music, and Computer) must be attended.  The excuse for being absent must be brought to school within the first 5 days after returning to school.   Students with an unexcused absence are not allowed to make up graded work and will receive a grade of failing on all missed graded material (parish policy).   Excuses from parents or doctors will not be accepted after the 5th day.  Doctor’s excuses will only be accepted if the child was seen as a patient by the doctor.  Once a child has missed 8 days (unexcused or temporary excused), he/she must make up the next absence on a scheduled Saturday School.

Students habitually tardy (excused or unexcused) or students who habitually leave school early (excused or unexcused) will not be eligible to earn attendance incentives or some end-of-year awards.  Habitually tardy is defined as any combination of 3 early outs and late arrivals in one semester. An accumulation of 3 will result in after-school detention or Saturday School.