- Attending school/class is the single most important factor in a student’s academic success.
- Parents must contact the school on the morning of a student's absence(s) to excuse an absence.
- The attendance line number is 503-356-2891.
- Have the following information ready to report:
- Student's full name (please spell uncommon names)
- Student's six-digit student I.D. number
- Your name and relationship to student (mom, guardian, etc.)
- Reason for absence (from the list below)
- Medical appointment
- Family Emergency
- Death in the immediate family
- Pre-arranged absence
- Religious holiday
- School sponsored field trip
- Administrative reason
parents/guardians have called in to excuse the absence, students should
go directly to class upon their return. There is no need to stop at the
attendance desk, as the absence has already been excused.
absences have not been excused, the absence will remain marked as
unexcused. An unexcused absence triggers an autodialer phone call home
the afternoon of the absence. Parents/Guardians may also send a note
with their student to excuse them the following day. All absences must
be called in or cleared within 24 hours in order to be excused. For
absences of longer than two days, it is recommended that students email
their teachers and communicate with them about homework expectations.
- Any student leaving school early must check out through the office PRIOR to leaving. Otherwise, it is an unexcused absence. Work missed during unexcused absences may not be able to be made up.
Hall Pass Policy
an effort to maintain school-wide safety and student accountability,
students are required to obtain a Hall Pass or Bathroom Pass from a
teacher or staff member prior to leaving the classroom or supervised
area. Students are not to leave class without permission. Students
found without a pass will be escorted back to class and may receive
Supervision on School Grounds
opens to students at 7:15 a.m. on school days, at which time students
are permitted to arrive. There is no supervision prior to this time.
Supervision ends at 3:00 p.m., which is 30 minutes after dismissal time
on a normal schedule. Students are expected to be picked up or gone from
campus by this time unless they are participating in a school-sponsored
after-school activity or working under the direct supervision of a
Consequences for Unexcused Absences
who “skip” class will face disciplinary consequences based on the BSD
Student Parent Resource Handbook. Consequences range from administrative
intervention to suspension.
Consequences for Tardies
should organize their time so they are not late to class. The first
three tardies will be dealt with by the student's teacher and may result
in appropriate, natural consequences. Any subsequent tardies may be
referred to school administrators for additional consequences.
has a closed campus, as per School Board policy. An "off campus"
violation will result in an automatic two-hour after-school detention.
Parent(s) will be notified, and in repeated cases, students can also
have their parking privileges revoked.
An absence is recorded ten (10) minutes after the class starts.
caused by: the student's illness; serious illness of a member of the
student's family; death in the immediate family; an emergency;
conferring with a staff member; prearranged absence for field trips,
doctor and dental appointments, college visitations; competitive
athletic or other co-curricular activities; and religious holidays.
late to class during the first 10 minutes of the class period; excused
tardies must be accompanied by a note from a staff member. Unexcused
tardies may result in work being missed that cannot be made up.
without prior knowledge of parent (skipping). Truancies may result in
work being missed that cannot be made up. In extreme cases, truancies
can be referred to a truancy officer for legal intervention and a fine
for parents of up to $150 per day of missed school.
student's parent(s) or guardian(s) have knowledge of the absence, but
it is not for a reason that would be granted as an excused absence
(i.e., haircuts, shopping, going to the store, recreation, sleeping in,
running home for books). Students who are absent for unexcused reasons
may not receive course credit for any make-up work.
work for excused absences is to be at the teacher’s convenience (before
or after class or during extended period) and must be completed during
the time frame agreed upon by the teacher and student.
excused absence arranged in advance by the parent(s) and student; the
required paperwork is obtained at the Attendance Desk and the student is
required to keep up with all class work missed. The teacher may assign
alternative activities in lieu of the regular assignment.