A direct correlation exists between good attendance and high achievement. Students with good attendance achieve higher grades, enjoy school, realize success, gain the necessary credits for graduation, and learn positive habits that carry over to their college classes and their personal and occupational achievement. Staff and parents must work together to stress and promote the value of good attendance.
Students who arrive late to class are considered to be tardy. Students who arrive late for any reason should check in to the office where he/she will be given a tardy slip. This tardy slip should be presented to the teacher upon entering class. Students will not be allowed to enter a classroom late without a tardy slip. Three or more total tardies will be considered excessive.
Consequences for excessive tardiness:
At 4 tardies the parent will be notified of the excessive tardies by letter.
At 8 tardies the student will be assigned Saturday School*, which will be served on the third Saturday of each month, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
At 12 tardies, the student will be assigned a second Saturday School*.
At 15 tardies, the student will be considered defiant, and will be assigned a one-day In-School suspension.
At 16 tardies, the student and parent will conference with the Principal and may face the possibility of returning to the home school for the following semester.
An absence is considered a truancy whenever, in the judgment of the Principal or designee, the student intentionally and deliberately failed to report to an assigned class or classes, without reasonable cause. According to Education Code section 48260, any student tardy in excess of 30 minutes will be considered truant. Students who are truant will not be permitted to make up any work or tests missed during the time of truancy.
Consequences for truancies:
At four truant periods, the parent will be contacted and the student will be assigned a Saturday School*, which will be served on the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
At eight truant periods, the parent and student will conference with the Principal and the student will be assigned Saturday School*.
At 12 truant periods, the student will be considered defiant, and the student will be assigned a one-day In-School suspension. The Principal will contact parent.
At 13 truant periods, the student will be considered to be habitually truant and the Principal will make notification to a School Resource Deputy Sheriff.
At 15 truant periods, the School Resource Deputy Sheriff will take action and the student may be cited for habitual truancy.
*Failure to report to any Saturday School will result in a one day In-School suspension.
Parents are to call the AOC school office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on EACH DAY OF AN ABSENCE to avoid truancy.