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Attendance Procedures and Policies

Berry Attendance Guidelines

EXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS

(written note required for ALL items below)

  • Doctor/Dentist appointment
  • Sick
  • Death in the family - immediate family
  • Passport ½ or full day
  • Court
  • Anticipated Absence (IF approved by a principal)
  • Religious Holiday

UNEXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS

  • Appointment (without written excuse)
  • Personal
  • Family Emergency
  • Car trouble/out of gas/ lost keys
  • Late/Overslept/No alarm
  • Parents running late
  • Out of town (unless Anticipated Absence is requested AND approved by a principal)
  • Anything NOT listed under Excused reasons above
  • Checkout after a field trip

ABSENCE/CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT NOTES

  • When a student returns, the student and parent must provide in writing within three (3) days of return to school an excuse which includes the following:
  • A written statement from the parent or doctor stating the reason for the absence 
  • The date of the absence(s) 
  • The parent's signature


ANTICIPATED ABSENCE GUIDELINES

  • These are to be requested by the parent/guardian.
  • They are to be completed and turned in to the grade level office no later than 3 days from the first day of the absence request.
  • Pre-arranged absence form DOES NOT necessarily guarantee that the absence will be classified as excused.
  • Only the Berry anticipated absence forms are acceptable and are available for pick only in the main office. 

Fore more information about Hoover Attendance policies and procedures, please see pages 8 and 9 in the Berry Student Handbook.