Students are expected to be on time for school each day. Tardy students disrupt the learning process. Classes begin at 8 a.m. Following the North Pacific Union Conference of SDA School System requirements, every three tardies will count as one absence. "Eight unexcused one-half day absences, or four full-day absences in any four week period during which school is in session shall be considered irregular attendance."
Please call and notify the school office if a student is sick or will be absent for any reason. Appointments such as for the doctor or dentist should be scheduled for after school hours whenever possible.
"An absence may be excused if the absence is caused by the pupil's sickness, by the sickness of some member of the pupil's family or by an emergency." "Any such excuse is to be in writing, directed to the school principal." "Families have 48 hours, or two school days, after the student's return to request that an absence be excused." "A student may be excused from attendance by the school board for a period not to exceed five days in a term of three months, or not to exceed 10 days in any term of at least six months." Petitions for more than the maximum allowed excused absences shall be directed in writing to the school board. "Vacations are not customarily considered as excused absences."