Attendance Policy

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.

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