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About Attendance

LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

ATTENDANCE POLICY

It is expected that Lowell students will attend school regularly.  It has been our experience that more than five days of absence for any reason in an eighteen-week semester results in poor grades.

                  Re-admit Slip – if a student is absent, the parent or guardian should call the Attendance Office at 415-759-2730 ext. 3167.  The student’s name and registry number should be given.  When the student returns to school, s/he must bring a note signed by the parent or guardian to room 131 – the Attendance Office (Ms. Lee) in order to obtain a “Re-admit” slip.  Re-admit slips are issued daily between 7:15 and 10:30 A.M.  (Think early! Don’t be late for Registry!) No Permits-to-Leave school will be issued during registry.  Between 9:40-10:30 AM after Registry, Re-Admits and PTL’s will be issued by Ms. Schmidt in room 104.  A student must secure the signatures from all his/her teachers and return the Re-admit slip to the Dean within THREE DAYS of the absence.

                  Permit-To-Leave Slip (PTL for App’t) – if a student needs to leave early/during the day due to a DR./DDS appointment/other (not illness), s/he needs to bring a signed parent note to the Attendance Office or to Ms. Schmidt according to the times listed in the Re-admit section.  Students must have the PTL signed by the parent/guardian and returned the following morning.

                  Permit-To-Leave Slip (PTL for Illness) – if a student becomes ill during the day, s/he should go to RM. 129 (Nurse Rainey), RM. 104 (Ms. Schmidt), or the Dean’s Office in Rm. 127 (Dean Cordoba) any time during the day.  The parent/guardian will be notified and a PTL will be issued to the student.  The student must have the parent sign the

PTL, attach a note regarding the illness, and return the PTL for a Re-admit slip as per the Re-admit section.

                  Tardy to School/Cutting Classes:  Any loss of school time as the same effect- a loss of educational opportunity.  The dean will assign penalties.

Thank you for your cooperation!

For More details see parent/guardian Handbook
Parent's Absence Reporting Forms
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