HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
On a regular session day a student must attend school for six (6) full class periods to be counted present and four (4) periods to be counted for a half-day. On a half session day a student must attend all periods. GCIT shared-time students are marked absent a full day if they do not attend class at the high school even though they attend at GCIT.
Students who miss more than 15 days regardless of the reason unless instructed by a doctor to not attend will be required to make up lost instructional time through the Summer Attendance Recovery Program.
Upon returning to school, a student must submit to the Attendance Office a note/verification of the absence within three (3) days of student attendance.
Excluded in the count for 15 days unless instructed by a doctor not to attend: Educational Accommodation Program, External Suspension, Homebound Instruction, Field Trip and death in the immediate family.
If no note is submitted within three days after the students' return to school, the absence is designated UNEXCUSED.
Students who are under 16 years of age and have ten (10) unverified absences will have a complaint filed with the Deptford Municipal Count for violation of 18A:38-31. Students who are 16 years of age or older and have
fifteen (15) unverified days will be dropped from the rolls.
Lateness to/and Early Release from School
Every four (4) days late to and/or early release from school will equal one (1) day of absence.
Cutting Assigned Periods
Students are deemed cutting when they do not report to the class or location they are assigned. This includes lunch and study hall. Students will receive a loss of a day's attendance, no academic credit and disciplinary action for cutting one or more periods that day.
Course Credits and Completion Program
Students will be required to complete one day in Summer Attendance Recovery for each absence over 15 days. Note that every 4th lateness and/or early release from school counts as another day of absence. The Summer Attendance Recovery Program will be held on 5 days after the close of school.
All days will be assigned in the summer of the school year in which the absences occur. Students who fail to make-up the days in the assigned summer time will not receive credit for any courses taken. It will be necessary to repeat the school year. Therefore, 21 days out without proper documentation will result in repeating the school year.
Students under the age of 16 missing 24 unexcused days in a school year will not receive credit for any courses. It will be necessary for the student to repeat the school year. Make-up time in the Summer Attendance Recovery Program does not alter the 24 day limit.