If a child accumulates more than ten (10) unexcused absences in one or more class periods from his/her assigned schedule during a semester or 90-day period is subject to lose credit. For an absence to have been rendered “unexcused”, no documentation was submitted to excuse the absence within the five-day submission deadline or, the absence did not meet the SCPS criteria to render an absence excused for the following reasons:
Criteria that renders an absence EXCUSED. Documentation is required
- Medical treatment by a licensed physician
- Observation of a religious holiday
- Law enforcement order or court subpoena
- Death of a family member
- Natural Disaster
- Traffic accident that directly involve the student
- Extraordinary circumstances or situations pre-approved by the principal, F.S. 232.09
The District Attendance Policy states any student that acquires more than ten (10) unexcused absences in a semester is subject to credit denial for each class he/she has excessively been absent. If your student passed a course but stands to lose credit because of excessive absences, he/she may qualify for reinstatement of the earned grade.
To earn credit for a class, students in grades 9-12 must be present for a total of 135 hours per class during the school year. In order to be in attendance for 135 hours, the student must have no more than 10 unexcused absences in a semester or 20 unexcused absences in a school year. To regain the required hours necessary to receive credit; Crooms offers “make-up” seat time during Quarters 1-3 after school on Tuesdays.
For more additional information on attendance issues contact the attendance office 407-320-5760.