AFHS ATTENDANCE

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Pam Stufflebeam- Attendance Secretary
[email protected] alpinedistrict.org
801.610.8802

Office Hours
Monday – Friday : 7:30-2:30pm

To excuse absences, call or send an email within 
two weeks of the absence.

AFHS Attendance

Students achieve higher levels of learning and success when they have a regular pattern of attendance at school. Student attendance is better when students, parents, teachers, and school staff are in the loop. When early attention is given to an attendance problem, students have the chance to fix patterns that will affect their connection with the curriculum and the teacher.

*Students are encouraged to make up attendance infractions quickly with their teachers in the classroom.  This allows for more specific instruction and learning recovery.  Make-up credit for a given class period must be done with the teacher of that specific period, and must be made up within 2 weeks of the end of the term.

 

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Excused/Unexcused Attendance

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Excused Absences and Tardies

Parents may excuse a student’s absence by a signed note, calling the attendance office or through Skyward online attendance. Absences should be excused within 10 school days (two weeks). A tardy is defined as when a student is late to class within the first 20 minutes of class time. After a student is 20 minutes late, the student is marked absent. 

Unexcused Absences and Truancies

A truancy is a confirmed absence from school or class without prior parent approval and is determined by the school’s administration. Confirmed truancies cannot be excused by a parent. Additionally, students who leave class early without being properly checked-out by a parent or guardian will be considered truant.

Pre-Approved Absences

Pre-approved Requests

Students are strongly encouraged to obtain pre-absence approval for missed classes.   Arranging absence make-up before they happen shows responsibility and dependability.  This includes a short form to be filled out after discussions with each of the student’s teachers. These forms are located in the attendance office or on the school website and should be filled out and turned in at least one week prior to the absence/s. Pre-approved absences do affect perfect attendance recognition.

 

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Skyward Parent Excusal Procedures

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Skyward Online Excusal 

We are so excited to let you know that parents can now excuse student absences online via skyward. Please note that this is only for full day absences and not for tardies.  Attached are step by step directions as well as a link to an online tutorial. If you have any questions or need to be reminded of your Skyward login, please stop by or call the front office.