Heritage High School Attendance Policy
Coming to school every day, ready to learn, is important for your
child's success -- and it's required by state law for children between
the ages of 7 and 16.
Excused absences include:
You'll need to provide a note within two days of your child's return to
school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused. Your principal or
teachers will notify you if there are three or more unexcused absences,
and will work with you and your child if there is a concern that
absences are becoming excessive.
- illness or injury
- a death in the family
- health care appointments
- court appearances
- religious observance
- natural disasters
- outside educational opportunities (you'll need to complete this form in advance)
Your child will need to make up all work he or she missed, as scheduled by the teacher.
Students who are late to class MUST attain a tardy note from a teacher located in the “sweeper stations”. Consequences for being tardy are listed below.
Freshmen and Sophomores
- 5 tardies = 1 week of lunch detention
- 10 tardies = 2 weeks of lunch detention
- 15 tardies = 2 weeks of lunch detention
- 20 tardies = 2 days ISS + 1 week of lunch detention
Juniors and Seniors
- 5 tardies = 1 week loss of off-campus pass
- 10 tardies = 2 weeks loss of off-campus pass
- 15 tardies = 1 month loss of off-campus pass
- 20 tardies = Loss of pass for the semester (or one more month, whichever is longer)
If student does not have a lunch pass, they will follow freshmen and sophomore consequences.
SENIORS ONLY… If you receive more than 15 tardies, you will NOT be eligible for exam exemption.