The elementary school attendance policy adopted by our School Board adheres to North Carolina state laws pertaining to student attendance.BuncombeCounty Board Policy requires that students in grades K-5 who are absent more than 14 days in a school year attend an attendance school make-up program.The number of sessions and times will be decided by the principal.Parents will be responsible for transportation and will be responsible for the $50.00 tuition for the attendance program.
Students must be in attendance for more than half the day () to be counted present for the day.Upon returning to school from an absence, students must bring a parent note or doctor’s statement giving the reason for the absence.Doctor’s or dentist’s appointments will not be excused for a whole day’s absence, unless the doctor deems it to be medically necessary and states so in a note.
Undocumented absences and absences which do not comply with state law as “excused” will be coded “unexcused”.A Report of Unlawful Absences may be filed if the child continues to accumulate unexcused absences.
Five unexcused tardies (students must be in classroom at ) or five unexcused early sign-outs (before ) or any combination of five tardies/early sign-outs will result in a day of absence.Students are responsible for assignments missed during all absences and arrangements should be made to complete the work in a timely manner upon their return to school.A copy of the attendance policy will be provided to all students on the first day of school.
Perfect attendance is a tremendous accomplishment for a student.To be eligible, a child can miss no days and can have a combination of no more than 4 unexcused tardies and leave earlies during the school year.
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In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.