Attendance POLICY

Attendance POLICY

 
 

Report a student's absence at attendance.sues@reyn.org 

Parents: Need to Know Information on Attendance Laws

House Bill 410 - Attendance is now recorded in hours absent, not days absent. Each day of school equals six (6) hours. Based on the amount and type of hours missed from school, a student can become Habitually Truant or Excessively Absent.

 

 
 
Please call the school office at 614-501-5530 OR send an email to attendance.sues@reyn.org
You can cc your child's teacher on the email, but it is not necessary.  
 
EXCUSED ABSENCES:
The Board of Education Policy, in agreement with Ohio Revised Code Section 3321.04 and Ohio Administrative Code 3301-69-02, states the reasons for which student s may be excused, includ ing the following:
 
 
* Please refer to the Student Handbook or Board of Education policy for more information * 
 
Key Points about EXCUSED ABSENCES:
Medical Excuses
- All notes directly from doctors and dentists will be considered excused absences. Time excused by professionals for medical reasons will NOT be included in Excessive Absences or count toward HB410.
- If a school nurse sends your child home from school, the time indicated on the nurse excuse will be marked as an excused absence. 
Parent Notes
- A written/emailed parent note can excuse up to ten (10) absences per school year. The ten excuse notes can be used for full-day absences, early dismissals and late arrivals. For example, if a parent emails the office sdayint their child was ill on 4/3/19, 4/4/19, 4/5/19 this one excuse note would count as three (3) of the 10 parent excused days. 
- A note from the parent/guardian must be on file in the office within three (3) school days of the absence or it will remain unexcused.
All absences beyond those 10 parent excused absences require a signed note from a doctor, dentist or court official to be an excused absence.
- Notes may only excuse absences from the reason listed above.
- Template is provided in the school office or may be download HERE.
Planned Absences
- Pre-Authorized Planned Absence for must be filled out PRIOR to any planned absence that will last for three (3) or more school days. Click HERE to download.
- First extended absence - up to 30 consecutive hours will be excused if form is turned in prior5 to absences.
- Second extended absence - need approval from building administrator via form to excuse up to 30 more consecutive absences - approval based on good and sufficient reason for absence.
- If second trip is not approved, absences will be considered unexcused and count toward truany hours.
- This form is only needed when the extended absences are planned and an excuse will not be provided by a doctor, dentist or government official.
 
* There is no limit to the number of school excuses
written by a medical provider or court offficial per school year. * 
 
 
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