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4502.4
Parental notification requirements - School procedures shall contain at least the following
notification components:
4502.4.1
At the commencement of each school year, parents shall be provided with a copy of
the school’s attendance procedure. New arrivals during the school year shall also be provided
with a copy of the school’s attendance procedure.
4502.4.2
A written notice is required upon the student’s return to school. Failure to notify the
school in writing of an absence will constitute truancy and may result in appropriate discipli-
nary actions.
4502.4.2.1
Parents may provide parental excuses for a student’s illness. Five (5) days of
parental excuses are permitted during a school semester. Parental excuses over the five
(5) day limit will be unexcused.
4502.4.3
Excused Student Absences - Absences that result from school-approved curricular/co
-curricular activities; failure of the bus to run/hazardous conditions, SAT Plan, IEP or 504
Plan and other county board approved excused absences.
4502.4.4
“Documented chronic medical condition” means any physical or mental condition
that may require multiple or regular absences. This condition must be documented annually
with a valid physician’s note that explains the condition and anticipated impact on attendance.
The necessity for the absences must be approved and reviewed quarterly by the SAT, IEP or
504 team (See §5.3.3.d). Such absence(s) shall be considered an allowable deduction for pur-
poses of §126-81-5.2 of this policy.
4502.4.5
“Documented disability” means any mental or physical impairment that substan-
tially limits one or more major life activities and is documented annually with a valid physi-
cian’s note that explains the disability and anticipated impact on attendance. The necessity for
the absences must be approved and reviewed quarterly by the SAT, IEP, or 504 team (See
§5.3.3.d). Such absence(s) shall be considered an allowable deduction for purposes of §126-
81-5.2 of this policy.
4502.5 Examinations
4502.5.1
Every middle school student will be required to take a first semester skills test.
Each student will take benchmark tests consistent with WV CSOs and the WESTEST. These
tests are not to be graded, but are to be used by teachers to evaluate student progress and de-
sign necessary lessons to address deficient areas prior to Spring WESTEST administration.
Any student who has a 2.0 GPA in the class at the end of the second semester and has not
missed more than ten (10) days of a class per year, regardless of excused reason(s), will have