Tuesday, August 23, 2011

9 Absences = We May Call DCYF on Your Ass

Achievement First Brownsville Charter School Family Handbook 2010 - 2011:

  • All Absences – “Excused” and “Unexcused” – are still considered absences: Any day your child does not attend school is considered an absence. For example, missing school due to a serious illness (with a doctor’s note) or a death in the family is still considered being absent at AF Brownsville. While we appreciate a call or note from a parent or doctor explaining the absence, the student is still considered (and marked) absent from school.
  • Suspensions are considered absences: If a student is absent from school due to suspension, these days will be treated the same as an absence.
  • Nine Absences in a Year: If a student is absent nine times in a year, the student is considered a truant and is at risk of not being promoted to the next grade. The parent/guardian will be called to the school to meet with the Dean of Students and Principal. The Principal reserves the right to retain any student who misses more than nine days of school. In addition, a report may be filed with the appropriate child services agency.


...if a parent is more than an hour late picking up his or her child, the school reserves the right to take the child to the local police precinct for safe supervision.

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