Forest Hills High School recognizes the importance of attendance to a student’s achievement in school. Students cannot do their best unless they attend school regularly. Additionally, Forest Hills recognizes the need to teach our students the importance of regular attendance as a transferrable skill to life beyond high school. Post-secondary education as well as the military, and the workforce require regular attendance for success. We feel we do our students a disservice when we do not hold them accountable for regular attendance. We feel strongly, we are setting our students up for failure if we do not teach them the importance of regular school attendance.
To that end, all parents and students are being notified that Forest Hills High School will use the following attendance policy going forward:
Students will lose credit in a class when they accrue more than 7 unexcused absences. Students may recover an additional 3 days per class. To be clear, when a student has accrued more than 10
unexcused absences in a class, there will be no option for credit in that course, no matter what their final grade may be.
Absences are only considered excused for the following reasons:
- Doctor, Dentist, Medical Visit (must bring note from medical office within three days)
- Official Government/Court required business (must bring note from govt. agency within three days)
- Death in the immediate family (must provide documentation within three days)