If parents/legal guardians prefer to email an excuse, they should send it from the email address listed on the student’s registration card. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address on file. Please send emails to OlySrAttendance@graniteschools.org
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Granite School District – Attendance Procedures
Because of the school’s commitment to quality education, we are concerned when a student misses school for any reason. The mission of the Granite School District is to prepare every student with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success in a changing world. Students who are excessively absent from school are not able to accomplish their educational goals.
According to the Utah Compulsory Attendance Laws (Utah Code 53A-11-101 et seq.), parents and students are responsible for regular school attendance. Occasionally a student must be absent from school for reasons which are acceptable to the school, such as illness, medical appointments, family emergencies, or the death of a family member or close friend. Please send a note to school following an absence explaining the reason for your child’s absence.
District Attendance Procedures are as follows:
- A parent may excuse up to seven (7) days of absences within a school year. Subsequent absences are considered excessive and may require a doctor’s note to excuse.
- After five (5) or more days of unexcused absences within a school year, the school will mail the student/parents a Truancy Letter asking for the parents’ help with their student’s attendance and warning of consequences for further truancy.
- After ten (10) days of unexcused absences within a school year, the school will mail the student and parent a Habitual Truancy Notice. The Habitual Truancy Notice requires the student and parents to appear at a pre-court hearing (students under the age of 14) or a truancy mediation meeting (students age 14 and over).
- Students in grades 9-12 are subject to Granite School District’s Citizenship Policy, which states that students with two (2) or more unexcused absences may not receive higher than a “0” in citizenship. Granite District policy requires all students to maintain a 2.0 CPA (Citizenship Point Average) in order to graduate from high school. Excessive absences may jeopardize a student’s ability to graduate from high school and/or participate in special programs such as athletics or drivers education.
- Additionally, Granite District can make a referral to Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for educational neglect if a student is absent, without good cause, for more than ten (10) consecutive school days or more than 1/16 of the school period in accordance with Utah Code
Please check with the school attendance specialist or attendance secretary concerning the number of excused or unexcused absences that your student has. Your cooperation is needed in offering your student a quality education. If you have questions regarding these procedures please contact Prevention and Student Placement.