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the option of not taking second semester exam(s). Absences within the five (5) day period
before exams may require a doctor’s excuse
. Excessive illness or extraordinary circum-
stances will be left to the discretion of the principal.
For any student whose overall GPA in a class is less than 2.0, the teacher shall have
the option of requiring the student to take the semester/term exam based on whether the stu-
dent has worked up to their potential during the second semester/term. However, if a student
has earned two Fs in any of the three six- weeks grading periods, exemption from the second
semester/term exam based upon attendance shall be forfeited.
Every teacher of a class that meets daily all year will give a written second semester
exam. Every student shall have the opportunity to take a second semester exam.
For those students exempt from second semester/term examinations, their parents
will file an out-of-school environment educational plan with the school describing what the
exempt student will be doing in regard to job shadowing, school-to-work transitions, educa-
tional travel, home environmental work, medical appointments, educational visits, job train-
ing, part-time work, community service, and/or volunteerism on those school days set aside
for second semester/term exams. Failure to complete such plan will negate eligibility for ex-
Attendance will be taken in Advisor/Advisee, homeroom/first period, and all class
periods. Teachers will send attendance slips to the office or document in WVEIS based on
individual school policy.
When a student accumulates five (5) days of truancy, then the principal must notify the
attendance director and parent. When necessary, the attendance director must contact parents to
ascertain the true reason for absence, to evaluate the home situation and the need for the student to
be absent. Any student under the age of 17 shall be given priority treatment (beginning with the
9th grade cohort
class of 2011-2012 students will not be permitted to withdraw from school until
they reach their 17
If parent and student want to appeal truancy complaint, a process is available.
Any student absent from school shall be given the opportunity to complete or make up all
work missed. The student will be given a day for each day absent to make up assignments, unless
the student had prior knowledge of a test, quiz, report, homework, etc., due date prior to the ab-
sence. In that event, the student would be required to fulfill those obligations on the day of his/her
return to school.