Attendance
  • Absences
    Excused absences are granted for personal illness, medical/dental appointments accompanied by physician’s statement, and/or a death in the family. An excused absence still counts as an absence. A student with one or more excused absences cannot obtain a perfect attendance certificate.

    Students who are absent from school should have their parent notify the school on the morning of the absence by calling the attendance clerk at 313-4340. Include the student’s name, phone number, and a brief description of why the student is absent.


    All absences require a note explaining the reason for the absence. Notes must be submitted within three school days of the student returning to school. Such notes must include the signature of the parent and a telephone number where he or she may be contacted.

    Only ten parent notes stating the illness of the child will be accepted as an excused absence. After the tenth absence, only a doctor’s note will be accepted as an excused absence. Students who have accumulated more than ten days of excused absences due to illness must request an extension for additional days from a medical professional.
  • Being present matters!
    The JCPS Student Support and Behavior Intervention Handbook states (in PDF), “All students are required by law to attend school every day and to be on time for school and all classes.”

    With or without the law, students must be present and on time in order to learn, grow, and achieve. Please help us help you by coming to school every day ready to learn and with the necessary materials in hand.
  • Tardies
    Students arriving after 7:40 a.m. are considered tardy to school and must sign in with the attendance clerk.


    Note: Being tardy to school will affect perfect attendance! According to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), attendance dates are calculated based on the number of minutes a student is in school
  • Tardy Policy
    A student will be considered tardy if he or she:

    •Arrives in the building prior to 7:40 a.m. but is not in class by 7:40 a.m. This student is considered tardy to class.
    •Arrives in the building after 7:40 a.m. This student is considered tardy to school.
  • Early Dismissals
    Students who plan to leave school early must follow the proper procedure for early dismissal. Parents must come into the building to sign the early dismissal log. Any adult checking out a student must be listed on that student’s enrollment form—no exceptions.
  • Medical and Dental Appointments
    Whenever possible, medical and dental appointments should be made after regular school hours.
  • Make-Up Work
    A student receiving an excused absence shall have the opportunity to make up missed schoolwork and not have his or her grades adversely affected for lack of class attendance or class participation due to the excused absence. A student returning to school after an excused absence or suspension may have the number of school days of the absence or suspension plus one school day from the time he or she receives the make-up work to complete it and submit it to the teacher. A student who has an unexcused absence cannot make up any work.