Student / Parent Information

ATTENDANCE PROBATION
Any student who has compiled an excessive amount of absences may be placed on Attendance Probation by his or her dean or the Associate Dean of Attendance. Students who are placed on Attendance Probation must obtain a doctor's note to excuse any absences from school. In the event that a doctor's not is not secured, the student will be considered unexcused, but a guardian must still contact the attendance office. Students who are unexcused are subject to consequences from his or her dean, and teachers reserve the right to not allow missing work to be made up.

Below is the excerpt regarding attendance probation contained in the student handbook:

Students who are chronically absent, whether excused or unexcused, may be required to attend school every day. Any absences will be marked unexcused in these cases. Should the student claim illness, they should still report to school and the nurse will assess. If the nurse determines that the student should not attend school for the day, the student will be sent home and given an excused absence. If the nurse determines that the student is able to attend school, the student will be required to go to class.

If the student does not attend school to be assessed by the nurse, he/she may be required to be assessed by the family physician. A note signed by the physician on the day of the absence will be required to excuse the absence. The doctor's note must be brought to the Health Center when the student returns to school.

If the student fails to come to school and be assessed by the nurse, or if the student fails to bring a doctor's note to school on the day he/she returns, the absence will be considered unexcused.

A student will remain on Attendance and/or Social Probation until notified otherwise by his or her dean.

SOCIAL PROBATION
Any student who has an excessive amount of excused or unexcused absences may be placed on Social Probation by his or her dean or the Associate Dean of Attendance. Students who are placed on Social Probation are denied certain extra-curricular privileges which may include but are not necessarily limited to: sporting events, dances, assemblies, and field trips.

Below is the excerpt regarding social probation contained in the student handbook:

Social Probation, meaning suspension from participation in or attendance at school activities outside of school hours, including but not limited to: athletic contests, musical/dramatic performances, school club events, ceremonial events such as homecoming, prom and commencement. Additionally, school-based privileges can be revoked for any period of time based on severity of infraction, including: parking pass, attendance at assemblies, field trips and other similar privileges when a student violates the school’s code of conduct, school board policy, or the law.

Although social probation may be assigned by the school principal or designee, nothing in this policy shall negate prescribed disciplinary actions such as suspension, detention, the filing of the charges with law enforcement officials or other appropriate sanctions.

Upon the 4th unexcused absence in any class, or the 12th cumulative absence from a class (whether unexcused and/or excused), a student will be immediately placed upon Social Probation. The student and his/her parents will be notified in writing that Social Probation will be applied due to poor attendance, and will also detail the steps that may be taken to regain good standing. Upon request by the parent, the Dean will meet informally with the parent to review the issue and afford due process.

To any extent possible, a student who has been placed on social probation shall be able to demonstrate good conduct over time and thereby be re-instated to good standing and participation in all social activities. Attendance violations later in each semester make it difficult to achieve good standing, thus depriving the student of participation in important events such as prom and commencement exercises.

A student will remain on Attendance and/or Social Probation until notified otherwise by his or her dean.

DETENTION
When a student is issued a detention, it is his or her responsibility to serve the required time by the indicated due date. Failure to serve detention time may result in additional consequences which may include, but are not limited to: extended 3 hour detention assignment or BAC assignment.

Detentions may be served in the following locations during the following times:

AM (Before school)--7:00 AM to 8:00 AM in the BAC.
Lunch periods 3, 4, 6, 7--Room 1750
Lunch period 5--Deans' Office (students must stamp in and out)
PM (After school)--3:30 to 4:30 PM in Room 2035.
**Detentions may not be served during study halls.**

EXTENDED (SATURDAY) DETENTION
When a student is issued an extended detention, it is his or her responsibility to serve the required time by 11:00 AM on the indicated due date. Failure to serve extended detention time may result in additional consequences which may include, but are not limited to: additional extended 3 hour detention assignments or BAC assignment.

Additional information related to Saturday detentions:

Students can serve their required detention time during the week leading up to the assigned Extended Detention due date.
On Saturday detention days, students may arrive as early as 5 AM, but no later than 8 AM, to serve the required three hours.
Talking, sleeping, and walking around are prohibited during Saturday detention assignments.
Students are encouraged to bring school work with them to Extended detention assignments. Students who complete work may be released from their required time early.

BEHAVIOR ADJUSTMENT CENTER (BAC)
The BAC is located adjacent to the Deans' Office. Students who are assigned to the BAC must adhere to the following rules:

There will be no sleeping in the BAC.
You will finish all assigned materials given to you by a teacher, dean, or the BAC supervisor. You will finish the assignments independently.
Computers are to be used for academic purposes, unless otherwise approved by the BAC supervisor or your dean. You will ask for permission before using the computer and must have an AUP mark on your ID.
Lunch will be ordered by you from the BAC lunch menu, or you may bring a lunch from home. Lunch is from 10:50-11:30, and is the only time food may be consumed. Any drink or food item brought into the BAC by another student will be confiscated.
You may not leave the BAC without authorization from your dean. Water and restroom facilities are available in the BAC room.
Students may not see their dean, social worker, or counselor unless approved by his or her dean.

PARKING PASSES
All parking passes must be obtained through the security office (located down the hall and next to the attendance office). All daily parking passes must be purchased prior to 8:00 AM.

OFF CAMPUS PRIVILEGES
Students with junior or senior status may apply for off-campus privileges during their lunch period only. Interested students must have a parent or guardian come to the front security desk in person and fill out an application. Applications are reviewed by the student's dean, with attendance, behavior, and grades being taken into account. Students will be notified of a decision after a six week waiting period.

STUDY HALLS/HOMEROOM
Study Hall and Homeroom are required classes. Students are responsible for being in the appropriate location indicated on his or her schedule. Violators are subject to consequences from the deans' office.

Students must remember to swipe in to study halls with their IDs. The following is a list of appropriate places in which students may swipe in:

Specific study hall location indicated on student schedule for that day (i.e. South Lobby, Oakton Lobby, Aud Bal)
Literacy Center
IRC
College Resource Center (for purposes of investigating post-secondary education)
Weight Room (in-season varsity athletes only)
Students may not attend another study hall location to which he or she is not assigned.

EXTENDED WEDNESDAY DETENTIONS
Periodically throughout the course of the school year, students have the option to serve detention hours during an extended detention period on Wednesday evenings, from 3:30 to 6:30 PM in Room 2035.

Contact your dean if you have additional questions.