As we move forward in the recovery from the effects of the pandemic, Erie High School is focusing on the basic building blocks of academic success. Among the most important of these are attendance and punctuality. It is very unlikely for students to be successful if they aren’t attending class.
In accordance with SVVSD policy, EHS’s teachers and administration will be asking for the support of parents to ensure students attend classes regularly. Parents will be informed of unexcused absences as the number of unexcused absences increases.
Ultimately, if a student skips too many classes they may lose credit for the class entirely. Because the loss of credit would be a big setback to progress toward graduation, it is important to take any information about unexcused absences as a cue for the student to change their behavior.
If you have any questions about the attendance policy or how well your student is attending classes, please consult Infinite Campus or contact the school.
St. Vrain Board Policy Attendance Policy, JH-R
(1) 9 unexcused absences in a class within an 18-week period (semester) and/or 6 unexcused absences within a 9-week period (quarter) may result in a loss of credit (NC). Students over 17 may be removed from class if their cumulative average of class work results in a failing grade.
(2) Because students under age 17 must fulfill the requirements of the compulsory attendance law, they will remain in the class regardless of the number of unexcused absences. The minimum number of unexcused absences (days) a student may incur before judicial proceedings may be initiated to enforce compulsory attendance is four (4) unexcused absences (days) in any one month or ten (10) unexcused absences (days) during any school year.