Attendance and Earned Credit Policy

Education is a total process based upon ongoing communication and shared responsibilities among parents, students, teachers and school. The Board of Education believes that regular and punctual attendance of each student enrolled in the District is essential to achieving success in school. There is a direct relationship between attendance, grades and success in school. Therefore, the Board has established reasonable standards regarding absences with the purpose of encouraging and supporting students to achieve the highest possible academic success. Parent(s)/guardian(s) have a legal and moral responsibility to require regular attendance at school.

It is imperative that students attend school daily. However, students should not attend school with any contagious or infectious disease. For more information and Francis Howell’s Attendance and Illness Guidelines, click here.