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    ATTENDANCE:
    School Hours 8:55 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (2:30 p.m. early dismissal every Wednesday).

    Attending school every day is important for you to be a successful scholar. Please see the descriptions below on what are excused and unexcused absences. If you are absent or plan to be absent, you must bring a written excuse to the Attendance Office before school, or your parent/guardian must call the Attendance Office. Notes need to include the date, reason and signature of your parent or guardian. 



    EXCUSED ABSENCES:

    Unplanned illness or injury of student or family member if the school is notified within 48 hours. If medically absent more than 5 days, a doctor’s note is required for the rest of the absences to be excused.

    • Illness or injury
    • Illness, injury, or death of a family member.

    Planned absences when a parent or guardian submits a request to the principal or assistant principal at least 3 days before the absence. Student is responsible for all makeup work.

    • Doctor’s appointment
    • Dentist’s appointment
    • Religious holiday
    • Educational trip
    • Special one-time event

    School Authorized Absences

    Pass from School Staff

    UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:

    Anything other than the reasons listed under excused absences.

    Including:

    • Parent or Student oversleeping.
    • Missed the bus.
    • Broken Alarm.
    • Transportation Problems.
    • Student needed to babysit.
    • Student jobs.
    • Religious instruction.
    • Student on waitlist for another school.
    • Parent called in but either didn’t have a reason or the reason wasn’t excusable.
    • Family Vacations.
    • Students who don’t return to school for their re-entry program following school authorized absences.

    UNEXCUSED ABSENCES ARE TRUANCY. TRUANCY IS AGAINST THE LAW. Scholars who fail to bring notes or have parents/guardians call in for them will be marked unexcused and will be subject to truancy laws. 

    Truancy Law on Unexcused Absences/Becca Bill: Unexcused absences will result in needing to make up the time, parent conferences or other consequences determined by Meany Middle School staff. 


    TARDIES:

    It is important for students to be on time to class everyday because every minute of instruction counts. Late students lose valuable instruction time, cause teachers to repeat instructions, and create distractions for others. We are striving to prepare every child for high school, college, and beyond.

    If you are tardy to first period, go directly to the the attendance office.  The attendance secretary and administrator will assign the appropriate interventions or consequences. 


    MAKE-UP LEARNING: After being tardy or absent, YOU must take responsibility to ask your teachers what learning activities you have missed.  If you are absent more than three consecutive days, parents/guardians should contact your child’s teacher (206-413-2100) to request assignments.  Twenty-four hours’ notice is required to fill homework requests. 


    WITHDRAWALS and TRANSFERS:

    If you are leaving Meany Middle School please bring a written note from a parent/guardian to the Main Office at least one day prior to the time of withdrawal. You must return all books and clear all fines before leaving to attend another school.