Attendance/Attendance Credit Loss

Attendance Office: 

Text: (385) 626-0051 

Phone: (801) 452-4061

Chronic absenteeism is a strong and early predictor of dropping out of school. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing more than 10% of school. Consistent attendance is important to a student’s educational success. Parents, we ask for your help in monitoring and encouraging the attendance of your child. Absences must be called in (801-452-4061) or texted in (385-626-0051) within 5 days of the absence to excuse a student’s absence for illness, bereavement or emergencies.  Unless the absence is pre-arranged or verified with a doctor’s note, it will affect the student’s attendance credit.  The number used to call or text will be verified with parent’s number in MyStudent.  Students checking in or out of school during the day must be checked out through the attendance office and a parent must call/text in before a student will be released. Special arrangements need to be made in the case of prolonged or prearranged absences. Students who are late to class are marked tardy, if less than 15 minutes late. Students who are more than 15 minutes late may be marked absent. 

A complete copy of the Weber County School District attendance policy is on-line at www.wsd.net under student services. A summary of important items follows: 

Attendance credit loss is generated when a student accumulates five tardies or five absences in a class, or two administrative truancies in a quarter. Attendance credit loss greater than 0.75 must be made up and fines paid to be eligible for extracurricular participation and graduation. 

Absence

Five absences in any class during any term will result in a loss of 0.25 units of attendance credit in each class affected. Students will lose 0.25 attendance credit on the 8th absence in their Anchor Time class.  Be aware of the following for attendance credit purposes:

  1. Doctor excused absence: A written letter, on letterhead, from a doctor will excuse an absence and may not count against attendance credit. All notes are recommendations from doctors and will be individually evaluated for attendance purposes. Each note should be submitted to the attendance secretary within 5 days of each absence.
  2. Parent excused absence: A parent or guardian must call/text the attendance secretary within 5 days of an absence to excuse the absence. Absences must be excused in order for the student to make up any work missed. A parent excuse still counts against attendance credit.

Tardy

More than four tardies in any class during any term will result in a loss of 0.25 units of credit in each class affected. 

Truancies

Truancy is an unexcused absence without parent or teacher/advisor approval.  Leaving class or campus during the school day without checking out is considered a truancy, other than during lunch time. (Prior permission to the student’s absence must be obtained and proper checkout through our attendance secretary must occur; otherwise a truancy could be issued.) 

Two truancies during any term will result in a loss of 0.25 units of credit in each class affected and a suspension could result. 

If a student is found truant or marked truant by the administration, a zero may be given for any assignments missed that day. 

Pre-Arranged Absences

If parents request to have their student excused from school for a reason other than illness or family emergencies, arrangements may be made in advance. Students pick up and complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form from the attendance office to have all of their teachers sign. It must be returned to the attendance office prior to the absence. Pre-arranged absences will have no negative effect on attendance credit accumulation.

Check In

Students should check in at the attendance office if they arrive to school after the 7:45am start time.  The students will be issued a check-in slip to give to their teachers.

Check Out

Students who need to leave school before 2:30pm must be checked out by the attendance office.  Students will be allowed to check out only with parent permission. Parents may call or text ahead of time to check a student out.  Please avoid checking a student out in the last 30 minutes of school.  

Attendance Credit Make-Up Options & Procedures

All attendance credit loss over .75 must be made up before graduation and to meet eligibility requirements for athletics, school sponsored club competitions, student aides, student government, and all other activities in which students represent Bonneville High. 

All attendance credit make-up must be pre-approved by the attendance secretary or an administrator. Students needing to make up attendance credit loss (student has more than .75 overall credit loss) will be required to meet with the attendance secretary. Each quarter credit (0.25) of attendance loss will require the student to choose from the list of recovery options below and a restoration fee of $15. Attendance credit will be reinstated after the chosen option is completed and the fees are paid to the bookkeeper. The receipt for payment of these fees must be given to the school attendance secretary. No more than $90 will be assessed to any student during his/her high school career for attendance credit make-up. All community service must be selected from Bonneville High's list of approved community service sites or be pre-approved by an administrator. Community service hours worked at a non-approved site will not count toward attendance credit make-up. Service hours performed at Bonneville High School will require pre-approval of school administration and will restore .25 attendance credit for every 5 hours of work done at the school. 

Attendance Recovery Options: 

  • Two Weeks Perfect Attendance: 10 consecutive school days with no absences or tardies. Restores 0.25 of attendance credit loss. May be used multiple times. 
  • Clean Quarter: A student attending one quarter without losing attendance credit in all classes may restore one full previous quarter of attendance credit loss (Seniors may not use 4th quarter).  This makeup option may be used more than once. There is no limit to the amount of “clean quarters” that can be earned! 
  • Attendance Credit Recovery Class*: The class will consist of 10 total hours and will restore up to 0.75 of attendance credit loss. This class may be taken multiple times per school year. Students are expected to work on academic items during the class. (*See contract for additional requirements for credit).

Other Opportunities (must be pre-approved by attendance secretary or administrator):

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Pre-approved from the attendance secretary. Students may earn up to 0.50 for volunteering. 
  • Goldenwest 5k Fun Run: Offered in conjunction with PTSA. Verified participation and registration are required for credit.
  • PTSA Event Volunteers: Students may volunteer up to 60 hours maximum. 
  • Career Day Attendance/Participation: Attend the school sponsored career day. Forms must be turned in to the attendance secretary within 30 days for credit.
  • School Service Hours: Activities include but are not limited to: cleanup after games/activities, weeding and planting, set up and take down of theater backdrops/scenery, field prep/clean up, summer office help. (Can be done at any school within WSD.) 
  • CTC Events: Students can take part in and attend “Communities That Care” events. Attendance credit reduction will be determined by the administration. 
  • Community Service Hours: Offered only after all other options have been used/presented. Hours must be pre-approved with the attendance secretary PRIOR to work being performed. Hours will be accepted by approved sites ONLY. Additional requirements apply. (All community service must be selected from Bonneville High's list of approved community service sites or be pre-approved by an administrator. Community service hours worked at a non-approved site will not count toward attendance credit make-up. Service hours performed at Bonneville High School will require pre-approval of school administration and will restore 0.25 attendance credit for every 5 hours of work done at the school.)

BE AWARE: Any fundraiser that involves the exchange of a product, i.e. food items, certificates etc. are NOT allowed as community service hours. 

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