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Attendance Policy


Regular days (M, T, R, F):
Breakfast: 7:45-8:25
1st Period: 8:30-10:05
2nd Period: 10:10-12:23 (students will be scheduled for a lunch during this period)
3rd Period: 12:28-2:03
4th (Phoenix Period): 2:08-2:48

* Wednesdays are abbreviated school days. The second half of Wednesday is reserved for school

Breakfast: 7:45-8:25
1st period: 8:30-9:40
2nd period: 9:45-10:55
3rd period: 10:56-12:47 (students will be scheduled for a lunch during this period)

The following attendance procedure will help you to understand what the school expects in terms of
attendance for every student and the consequences of truancy, unexcused absences, and excessive

The attendance goal for students at IHS is 80% and above. Therefore, students should not be absent
more than four days in a twenty - (20) day school month. Students missing more than 4 days per month will face a decreased likelihood of success at Innovations.

As soon as it becomes evident that a student will not be able to attend school, the student (if 18 or
older) or an adult listed as authorized emergency contact must call the office manager and state the
cause of the absence. Upon returning to school, the student must present written verification of the
cause of absence (i.e. note signed by parent, doctor, caseworker, probation officer, etc.). If there is
no written documentation for the cause of absence, the absence will be deemed unexcused.

The Recruitment and Retention Specialist and/or an IHS administrator will meet with the students and their
parents to discuss and seek resolution for chronic absenteeism. 

Students are considered tardy for 1st period classes after 8:30 a.m. on all school days. Students arriving after 9:30 will require documentation. Students who are late because of an appointment with a doctor, caseworker, court date, etc. must call in advance to inform office staff of the tardy and bring in written documentation to that effect.


Last update: January 11, 2017

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