Attendance is critical to student success. At Taylorview Middle School we expect that all students attend classes each day. Our teachers provide a positive learning environment and engaging instruction. Students who miss class, miss out on essential learning opportunities.
ABSENCES - All absences must be reported through the attendance office 524-7855 or LordCarr@ifschools.org by a parent or guardian within 48 hours of the absence.
LCA: Students lose credit for any class in which they exceed five (5) total absences in a trimester. The total number of absences that can be made up during a trimester has been set at five (5). Students may make up credit assignments missed due to excused absences. Parents and students should check with the attendance secretary to make-up time. Transportation for make-up sessions is the responsibility of the student and parent.
TARDIES: Students are expected to be in classrooms, in their seats and ready to begin class at designated class start times. A student is considered absent if he/she is more than 20 minutes late. Being late will result in a demerit.
MEDICAL ABSENCE VERIFICATION – An excused absence, due to illness or a medical/dental appointment, directly verified by a licensed medical practitioner via U.S. mail, e-mail, fax (208-524-7851), or sealed envelope, that was cleared with the attendance office before or within two business days of the student’s return to school, will be a LCA exempt absence.
TRUANCY - A student who is absent from class without proper authorization from parents and/or administration is considered truant even if the student is on school property. Truancy is a violation of the law and will be dealt with in accordance with Idaho Code 33-202, 33-206; recurring absences may result in a student being referred to a Truancy Officer.
MAKE-UP WORK - Students will be allowed the number of days they were absent plus one (up to a maximum of 5 days) to makeup work missed due to verified absences. All assignments made before students were absent will be due the day they return.
HOMEWORK REQUESTS– Please arrange homework requests prior to absences if possible. If a student misses more than two consecutive days, homework requests can be made through the front office by 9 a.m., otherwise students can check with the classroom teacher for makeup work upon the student’s return to class.
If your student thinks he or she was marked absent in error please have them contact their teacher.