KHS Attendance Office Reminders
All notes should be turned in prior to the start of the school day.
All absences, early dismissals and late arrivals must have a written or emailed note to be considered excused. They can be emailed to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or turned in with students upon arrival at school.
*All efforts should be made to provide a written note to the Attendance Office prior to first period. All students must sign-out in the Attendance Office. If a student is returning to school, they must sign back in.
Phone calls for absences are not necessary, as ALL absences from school require written notification. Without written notification, they are considered unexcused absences.
Parents/guardians are responsible under the School Attendance Laws of New York State for their children's regular attendance and punctuality.
Our office can be contacted using the information on the right.
Attendance Q & A
1st-3rd occurrence=verbal warning
4th-6th occurrence=automatic lunch detention beginning the day of occurrence
7th occurrence=referral, 1 day of ISS and parent notification
10th occurrence=referral, consequences as per the Code of Conduct plus parent meeting. May result in Principal's Credit Appeal meeting, PINS, or CPS reporting.
Please refer to Attendance Rules for more information.
Absences for illness, medical/dental appointments, funerals and vacations that are approved are a few examples of excused absences.
All absences should be followed up with a note and/or email within 48 hours of the absence, or before a planned absence.
When students return from their absence, they can stop in the attendance office with their note and collect a pink slip for excused absences.
This should be shown to each teacher so they can update their files accordingly.
If your child exceeds 9 absences for a half-year course, or 18 for a full-year course, they are eligible to have a credit appeal meeting. This allows them to make a plan with the teacher and school to make up the absences and earn credit.
The form for credit appeal meetings is located below in the file library.
Contact information for the attendance office is listed at the top right of this page.
Achieving perfect attendance is no small feat, and we are incredibly proud of each and every one of you. It takes not only hard work and determination but also a bit of luck and good health along the way!
Here are our students who’ve received certificates for perfect attendance for the 2022-2023 school year:
Emilio Ramirez Navarrete
Please note: Caden Hubbell (Grade 10) and Alexander Rios (Grade 12) are not pictured.