If a student is less than 10 minutes late to 2nd - 7th periods, the teacher will record the tardy.
If a student arrives after 8:30 a.m., he/she will be counted absent for 1st period. Tardies are recorded per nine weeks by teacher per class. Repeated tardiness to a class will result in the following penalties.
1st tardy - Teacher - Warning
2nd tardy - Teacher - Parental phone contact
3rd tardy - Teacher - Detention
4th - 6th tardy - Chronic Minor - LiveSchool - AP - 20 minute detention
7th - 9th tardy - 1 - 45 minute detention
10th - 14th tardy - 1 day of SDC
15th tardy - Administrative Action
A student absent without the consent of his/her parents is considered truant. Truancies are recorded per year. Students are also considered truant if they:
Leave school without checking out through the office.
Are absent from class without permission (This includes walking out of a class.).
Obtain a pass to go to a certain place and do not report or stay there.
Become ill and go home or stay in a restroom over 10 minutes instead of reporting to the attendance office or sick bay.
Arrive 10 minutes or later after the tardy bell.
Truancy will result in the following disciplinary actions:
1st offense - 1 day of SDC - parents notified
2nd offense - 2 days of SDC - parents notified
3rd offense - 3 days of SDC - parents notified
4th offense - 1 day of Saturday School and 3 days of SDC - parents notified
5th offense - 2 days of Saturday School and 3 days of SDC - parents notified
6th offense - 3 days of Saturday School and 3 days of SDC - parents notified
7th offense - Administrative Action
Procedures to Follow When Your Child Needs Permission to Leave School During the School Day
How to Get an Exit Slip
If a child has a need to leave school early, then the parent or guardian must come to the school's attendance office in order to sign the child out. A phone call will not be acceptable. A child will be called out of class when the parent or guardian arrives, not before.
Parents/Guardians are required to show their state issued ID in order to check out their student.
Returning to School from an Exit
The child and parent/guardian of the child will sign in through the attendance office.
Procedures to Follow When Your Child Is Absent
Call Darby at 783-4159 between the hours of 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. Give your first name and last name, your child's first and last name, and the reason for the absence. Please, do this for every day your child is absent unless the school has been made aware of an extended illness or debilitating injury. Otherwise, the absence will be recorded as unexcused. If you are unable to call on the day your child is absent, send a note to the school office on the first day your child returns to school. This note should contain the following: the child's first and last name, date(s) of absence, reason for the absence, where the child was, and the signature of the parent or guardian.
The parent or guardian should send a note as soon as possible before the planned absence. This note should contain the following: the child's first and last name, the date(s) of the absence, reason for the absence, with whom the child will be, where the child will be, and the signature of the parent or guardian. The child will take this note to the attendance office to notify the school of the planned absence.
Absence and Extracurricular Activities
When absent, students must be excused in order to attend school activities for that day.
There are three types of absences: Excused, Parental Permission, and Unexcused.
An absence is excused when there is: a personal illness with official written verification, a school sponsored activity, a court appearance with official written verification, a medical or dental appointment with official written verification, or a death, or serious illness, in the immediate or extended family.
Parental Permission Absence
A parental permission absence may be granted for any reason, including personal illness without written verification, provided the parent has contacted the attendance office, by note or phone call, the day the absence occurs. A student gets five (5) parental permission absences. If a student exceeds five (5) parental permission absences in a school year, all additional parental permission absences after five (5) will be classified as unexcused.
Any other absence not considered excused in the two preceding sections will be counted as an unexcused absence. If a student returns to school without a parent or guardian notifying the attendance office of the reason for the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.