Attendance Line: 385-646-5433
Attendance Office Phone (385) 646-5433, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax (385) 646-4725
Quickly call the Attendance Office by using the Skyline High School App! Click on the Attendance Symbol at the bottom of the screen then click on “Call (385) 646-5433” to call the Attendance Office.
Parent Excusal Policy: Excusals may be requested via phone call 385-646-5433 or email email@example.com. Please be specific with what needs to be excused (date and class periods i.e., all day or 1st-3rd periods).
Parents have FIVE (5) school days from the day of an absence to excuse it. Day-of excusals are preferred and requested, but we understand life happens and things come up. Parent excusals made outside of this time frame cannot be accommodated. If you are leaving on a vacation, please notify the attendance office before your departure to avoid missing the excusal timeframe. The exception to the five-day rule comes up at the end of each term. During the last week of each term, absences should be excused on the day of and will not be extended after the term has ended.
Please be aware of how many absences your student has. It is district policy that parents may excuse up to SEVEN (7) days in a school year. Medically necessary absences do not count toward the seven days if a signed doctor note is provided within 10 days of the absence.
Tardy Students: Students are considered tardy if they arrive to class between the final bell and 15 minutes late. Once they are 15 minutes late, they will be marked absent.
Street Passes: We understand that life is a juggling act, and that checking out students from school is often necessary. However, when requesting a street pass, please keep a couple of things in mind:
Email or call in the morning –When contacting the attendance office, please include the student’s name and student ID number, the time the student will be leaving, if they will be returning (and when that will be, if possible). If you choose to email, please use the email address you have listed as your contact for Skyline so we can verify it is legitimate.
Plan ahead – Please consider that it takes time to check students out of class. If a street pass is requested during a class, it could take ten minutes to deliver a note to a student’s classroom, and an additional five minutes for the student to get out of the school. If a runner isn’t immediately available, or has several notes to run, it could take 20 or 30 minutes before your student is ready to go. When emergencies come up, we will do our best to be quick and efficient in checking your student out, and we appreciate your patience; however, street passes do need to be requested before the lunch hour for this reason. (If you know your student is leaving at lunch for the rest of the school day, a street pass will still need to be issued excusing them from the missed afternoon classes.)
Check in and out- When students have a street pass requested, they pick it up in the attendance office in the morning, during lunch, or between classes. They show their teacher the pass (before class starts, if possible) and are then able to leave campus with that note in hand. If they are returning later in the day, they should check back into the attendance office with their street pass. We will then excuse them from any missed classes and send them to class.
Report all absences here. Phone calls will transfer to voice mail if attendance secretary is on another line. Parent should call before 2:00 p.m. on the day of the absence. No absence will be retroactively excused after five school days or the end of the term. If it is near the end of the term, please call immediately so grades/citizenship will not be affected. Students who are participating in distance learning will not have attendance reported for their distance learning classes.
Arriving Late: Parents must call in the morning before the student arrives, and student’s name will be put on a late list. Students must check in at the Attendance Office upon arrival at school to be excused and receive a pass to class. If a student is more than 15 Minutes late, they will be marked absent.
Street Passes: Parent must call in the morning and the street pass will be ready for the student to pick up in the Attendance Office. When the student returns to school, they must check back in, with their street pass, in order to be excused for the periods missed. Please notify the Attendance Office if the student will not be returning to school.
Extended Medical Absence: Extended absences for medical reasons (five or more days) must be excused by parent contact and a written doctor’s note with specific absence dates and will only be accepted during the term the absences occurred. No medical notes will be accepted after the term ends.
Absences: There are eight kinds of absences:
- “E” indicates that a parent has called the school on the day of the absence (385-646-5433). Parents have five school days to call or send a note after an absence;. No participation points given.
- “R” is a school released absence, i.e. field trips, tournaments, etc. Participation points given.
- “A” indicates an un-excused absence, a parent has NOT notified the school or the absence is not justifiable. Non-justifiable absences include babysitting jobs, “needed at home,” oversleeping, and appointments that can be scheduled after school. No participation points given.
- “U” is a confirmed sluff. No participation points given.
- “S” is for a suspension. Participation points are given.
- “V” is for vacation. No participation points given.
- “F” is for funeral. Participation points are given.
- “M” is for medical. (Doctor’s letter required.) Participation points are given.
Students must have a street pass to leave campus during the day. Leaving campus without a street pass will be an “A” absence.
The following is the standard for citizenship grades:
One “U” or “A” absence = 1
Two “U” or “A” absences = 0
Eight or more class absences (“E”s, “A”s, + “U”s) in one quarter will result in a 0 in that class, unless absences are due to special circumstances. These will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Tardies: The following is the standard for citizenship grades:
0 – 1 tardies = 4
2 tardies = 3
3 tardies = 2
4 tardies = 1
5 or more tardies = 0
Teachers are encouraged to allow some tardy make-up (for one or two tardies). There is no make-up for unexcused absences or sluffs.