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Attendance Policy
Consistent class attendance is a critical component for students’ academic success and completion of graduation requirements. As a result, Heritage’s attendance policy and procedures have been carefully designed to encourage regular student attendance through the implementation of a combination of interventions and consequences.

Attendance Procedures

  • Parents need to call the Attendance Office to excuse their student’s absence by 12 noon of the day following the absence. Notes are not accepted at high school.
  • If a student needs to be excused from school early for an appointment, please call the Attendance Office the day before the appointment and have the student pick up a pass to excuse him/her from class on the day of the appointment. 
  • Students must check in at the Attendance Office when they arrive to school late.
  • Parents should notify the Attendance Office at least one week prior to pre-arranged absences of three or more days.
  • Students are allowed to self-medicate in high school providing they do not share their medicine. We do not stock aspirin or other over-the-counter medication in the office.

Important Attendance and Health Office Information
If students become ill at school and don’t feel well enough to attend class, they need to go to the Attendance/Health Office in order for the absence to be excused. If they stay on campus and choose not to go to class or the Health Office, the absence will not be excused. Students should let their teacher know if they are not feeling well and they will be excused to go see the health assistant. The Health Office is located in the main office by Attendance. Your student may rest for 10 to 15 minutes, and if they feel better they will return to class. If not, we will give you a call and you and your student will determine if it would be best to go home. We are concerned about the safety of all students so if they are ill, they need to be in the Health Office or in class if they are here at school.