Classroom instruction is important and, as a result, missing class will have a detrimental effect on the achievement of students. In addition, one of the exit outcomes for College Community students is to exhibit quality performance as “Responsible Citizens”.
● If a student is absent from school, it is necessary that the parent/guardian call the school office before 8:30 a.m. the
following school day.
● Calls may be made between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to the attendance secretary at the High School at 319.848.5360 or a message may be left at that number at any other time during the night or on a
● If a parent/guardian does not call before 8:30 the following morning, the absence may become unexcused.
● Parents/guardians will receive notification up to 3 times per day when their student is marked absent and NOT excused by parent/guardian.
An excused absence is defined as those absences which, in the opinion of the administration, are necessary and unavoidable.
An unexcused absence is defined as those absences which, in the opinion of the administration, are unnecessary and avoidable. Absences marked unexcused can be appealed through your student’s assigned Associate Principal.
In the event of an absence, all work must be made up within a time period established by the administration. It will be the student’s responsibility to seek out the teacher to secure the make-up work upon return. For planned absences, prior arrangements shall be made with the instructor for work, assignments, or tests to be missed while absent.
Being on time is a basic premise to success and the demonstration of responsible citizenship. Students are expected to arrive at their classes promptly and before their bell rings. Students who enter class after the bell and within the first 15 minutes of class (without an excused pass from an adult in the building) are considered tardy.