A student enrolled in GRACE is expected to be present every day school is in session. Attendance is directly related to school success and is critical to mastery of content. All absences negatively affect education. When planning family trips, parents should consider utilizing the planned teacher in-service or workdays already on the school’s Academic Calendar to avoid students missing critical instructional time. Parents have a responsibility to reduce the number of days their child misses school. Out of respect to others, a child is to remain home if he/she is sick; however, all other absences should be kept to a minimum.
Students who miss more than three and one half hours of school (11:30 am for most days) will be counted absent for the day. Teachers will maintain attendance reports and will reflect both excused and unexcused absences on the report card. Attendance will be taken by periods in grades six through twelve.
Parents should e-mail the appropriate campus (TK6attendance@GRACEChristian.net or 712attendance@GRACEChristian.net) the day of the absence. If this is not done, students should give absence notes to the receptionist upon their return. Teachers will check if absences are excused or unexcused on RenWeb and allow students to make up work accordingly. Tardies in grades six through twelve are counted by period; all tardy procedures apply to each class period. A tardy of 15 minutes or more per period will be counted as an absence for that period. Three tardies count as one absence. See Tardies policy.
Attendance Policy for Extracurricular Activities
Students must attend school for a half day on the same day of a performance, practice or game in order to be eligible to participate. Extenuating circumstances such as medical appointments, dental appointments or funerals are allowed, but being tired or “resting up” is not excused. Students are expected to regularly attend all rehearsals, practices and games unless otherwise cleared by the coach or directors.