Report CLMS Student Absence
All students who are absent will be marked “unexcused” (“U”) by the teacher of record until the parent/guardian notifies the school’s office personnel of the reason for the absence in writing via handwritten note turned in to the front office OR this electronic submission system. Failure to notify the school of a valid absence reason (as noted below) via note or electronic submission within three (3) days of the last day of an absence will cause the absence to remain recorded as “unexcused”.
In the case of excessive or extended absences which are claimed to be due to illness the parent/guardian should provide documentation (i.e. doctor’s statement, doctor’s note) of a student’s illness. Excessive or extended absences are considered five (5) in one month or ten (10) in one semester, or a history of excessive absences per class period. Absences that meet the threshold defined above will require a doctor’s note. If doctor’s notes are not provided, absences will be marked as unexcused.
During any pre-approved student absences, it is suggested that the student requests their make up work before leaving on their approved absence.
State of Florida approved, valid absence reasons include:
a. Illness of student.
b. Major illness in the immediate family of the student (immediate family is determined as parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, legal guardians or persons in loco parentis, or a member of one’s own household).
c. Death in the immediate family of the student.
d. Religious holiday of the student’s faith (including Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Epiphany, etc.)
e. Religious instruction (including Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, etc.)
f. Religious institutes, conferences, or workshops, provided that the principal or designee approves the absence in advance.
g. Absences for trips or other parental requests which are determined to be educationally relevant for the student by the principal or designee, provided that the requests are approved in advance.
h. In-school or out-of-school Suspension.
i. Subpoena or forced absence by any law enforcement agency. A copy of the subpoena or court summons must be submitted to the school.
Students who have more than six (6) unexcused absences* in a quarter or ten (10) unexcused absences in a semester, or is absent ten (10) or more days in a single course in a semester will have a loss of privilege. This excludes prior administrative approval of religious observances or approved School Related Activities absences. The loss of privilege includes participating in extracurricular activities open only to students. This includes, but is not limited to, dances, field trips and participation in athletics, until the end of the following grading period/quarter.
Attendance shall be counted for period by period.
Use of the Student Absence Reporting Form below indicates that you understand the description above. Please refer to Pasco County Schools’ Student Code of Conduct “Attendance” section, page 9, for more information regarding attendance policies and procedures.
Student Code of Conduct: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/student_services/conduct/csc_eng.pdf
Report Student Absence
Parent/Guardian may report an absence using this form.