When it is necessary for a student to be absent from school,
the parents or guardians are requested to notify the attendance
office of the student’s absence and explain the reason for the
Parents/Guardians are responsible for calling the school the
day of a student’s absence.
parental Note, medical, dental
OR legal documentation must be
turned into the attendance office within 48 hours
after the student returns to school.
If the note or other documentation is not received by the end
of the second day within the requested time frame, the absence
will be treated as unexcused.
may result in a student receiving “no credit”.
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TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOLS NEPN Code: JE
To specify the Board’s intention regarding student attendance
expectations and to clarify the impact absenteeism may have upon a
student’s potential for promotion and/or earning passing grades.
Official attendance shall be reported and
recorded in “half-day” increments. Students shall be in attendance
for at least two (2) hours to be counted as “present” for one-half
day. Students arriving late and/or departing early shall have their
attendance record accurately reflect the portion of the school day
they were reported as “present.”
Secondary Student Absences
Students attending secondary schools (or
enrolled in grades typically defined as middle or high school
grades) shall be in attendance a minimum of ninety percent (90%) of
the instructional time scheduled for any particular class/course in
that school (or grade) and make satisfactory academic progress in
order to be unconditionally recommended for a passing grade. All
absences (excused and unexcused) shall be included in the
calculation of the 90% attendance minimum except that excused
absences for religious holidays shall not be counted for the purpose
of determining a student’s eligibility for promotion or credit.
All absences must have a written or verbal
explanation provided by the parent/ guardian within 48 hours of the
student’s return to school. An absence for which no acceptable
explanation is received shall be deemed unexcused.
Principals shall review all students’
attendance records reflecting absenteeism in excess of 10% of the
scheduled instructional time and shall make a determination, after
such review, regarding a recommendation for a failing grade based
Parents/guardians shall be notified, in
writing, of any recommendation for a failing grade due to excessive
absenteeism (absences exceeding 10% of the scheduled instructional
time). Actions leading to failing grades due to excessive
absenteeism may be appealed by the parent/guardian.
Adopted: November 1982
Revised: August 2004
Cross Reference: JE-R Student Attendance
JHC - Student Absences Due to Activities