Attendance Policy

The Cabell County Board of Education emphasizes the value of regular attendance in enabling students to benefit from the school’s education program. West Virginia Board of Education and Cabell County Board of Education places responsibility on students to attend school on a daily basis, and on each parent or guardian to send his/her child(ren) to school on a daily basis.

Recognizing that frequent absences and tardiness, for any reason, are certain to affect the student’s school work. The school will communicate the expectation that students will be in school every day except when illness, injury, or circumstance beyond the student’s control prevents attendance.

Definitions:

Absence – Not being physically present in the school facility for any reason, attendance will be reported and adjusted to the nearest half day.

Full-day attendance means being absent less than 2 hours in a day.

Half-day attendance means being absent more than 2 hours in a day.

In the case of five or ten total unexcused absences of a child during a school year

- School Administrator shall send a five-day letter to the parent/guardian of any student who has accumulated five unexcused absences.

- School Administrator shall send a ten-day letter to the parent/guardian of any student who has accumulated ten unexcused absences and will notify the Student Support person at Cabell County Board of Education, the Student Support person may sign a petition and/or a warrant.

**Each child should present a note for the date he/she is absent. The child is entitled to five parent notes excusing an absence. Absences in excess of five require a doctor’s excuse.

Tardy – student arriving after the instructional day begins (7:55 am)

- Students’ receiving three tardies within a three week period will serve noon enrichment.

- Students’receiving six tardies within a semester will not participate in any school activity related to Perfect Attendance Celebration.

Early Sign-outs – student signing out before the end of the instructional day (2:35 pm)

- Students’who are signed out early six times within a semester will not participate in any school activity related to Perfect Attendance Celebration.

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