DHS Class Attendance - Absent or Late
Absent From Class
Any student who has five (5) or more unexcused absences from a class that meets five (5) times in a seven (7) day cycle during any marking period will receive no credit for that subject for that term.
Any senior who has three (3) or more unexcused absences from a class during the fourth (4th) marking period will receive no credit for that subject for that term.
Any student who has seventeen (17) or more unexcused absences from class in a year-long course, or 9 in a semester course, meeting five (5) times in a seven (7) day cycle, will not receive credit for that course.
If a student receives no credit for a subject during any term it will be reported as an “NC” on the report card and be calculated as a 50.
Late to Class
If a student knows they cannot reach a room on time, the student is to obtain a pass from the teacher who can account for their tardiness. If the student cannot obtain a pass at that time, the receiving teacher will admit the student and then decide whether the student should stay after school or bring a pass, which can be obtained later. The Main Office does not issue passes for unexcused tardiness to class. A student who is habitually tardy to class will be referred to the office where they will be issued a warning, a subsequent tardy to that class will result in an office detention. An automated call will be made home at 10:00 a.m. when a student is tardy to school.