Provo High Attendance Policy Summary
Reasoning For Required Attendance
In an effort to prepare students for the attendance standards of future college and career experiences, students at Provo High School are expected to adhere to the following:
- Students attend every assigned class on time and prepared for the class
- Parents and legal guardians are responsible for ensuring that students attend and remain at school daily.
- Be prepared for and fully participate in classroom lessons.
- Assume responsibility for regular and prompt school attendance as they progress through the educational system.
- A conscientious effort will be made to attend daily.
- Cooperate with school officials and support personnel to correct any attendance problems that may develop.
- Check in and out of the attendance office any time they enter or leave campus during the school day.
- Know and adhere to the complete attendance policy for Provo High School.
- Utah Law under the Compulsory School Attendance subsection places the burden of responsibility for school attendance on the parent/guardian.
- Parents have the responsibility to assure their student will be in school and on time.
- Parents/guardians will make the necessary arrangements if they plan in advanceto take a student out of school.
- Parents/guardians will notify the school attendance office of each student
absence within 48 hours of the absence by doing 1 of the following:
- Sending in a note by parent or doctor.
- E-mail the attendance secretaries: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Parent/Guardian phone call within 48 hours to the Attendance Office (801–373-6550).
- Fill out the Attendance Excuse Form online.
- Parents will be responsible to monitor their child’s attendance either electronically (i.e. Powerschool) or by contacting the school.
- Parents/guardians will provide the school with accurate and current contact information.
- Parents may fill out an appeals form to waive attendance penalties. A parent/principal meeting will be held to review concerns and determine waiver outcomes. If the parent or guardian is not satisfied, they may contact the Executive Director of Student Services for further review and a final decision.
Consequences for Poor Attendance
- 0-3 tardies/absences- teacher discretion
- 4 tardies/absences- teacher involves parents
- 5+ tardies/absences- administrative consequences that could include:
- Before or After School detention
- Lunch detention
- Attendance Mediation
- Other disciplinary actions as appropriate
For the full policy and consequences please see the Student/Parent Handbook.