Good Morning Wendell Middle School. Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year. Today I am going to cover the attendance program at Wendell Middle School.
Our Goal at Wendell Middle School is to have all students on time and in school everyday!
Attendance is considered mandatory. It is the law that students must attend a school. Breaking this law could result in you and/oryour parents being taken to court. Only certain absences are considered excusable. Examples of excused absences are as follows:Illnesses or injuryMedical or dental appointments Religious observationAnd don’t forget you must turn in a note, to your homeroom teacher, within 2 days for the absence to be considered excused. So if you are sick and do not turn in a note it will be considered unexcused.
Here are some of the elements of our attendance program: The AttenDance, Our Tardy program which begins on October 29 and our sign in and sign out policy.
If you are here after 7:30, you are late to school and will be considered tardy to class unless the tardy is excused. Tardy notes are only considered excused if they are from a doctor, dentist, or other medical professional.
To have all
students on time
and in school
Remember it’s THE LAW
You must be in school, it is the LAW!
You must turn in a note within two days of the absence.
If you do not turn in a note the absence is unexcused.
Turn your notes into your homeroom teachers.
Illness or Injury
Medical or Dental appointments
Always turn in a note to your homeroom
teacher within two days.
No note? No excused absence.
oSign-in and Sign-out policy
o At the end of each quarter there will be
one AttenDANCE! The first date is
o This dance will be held during school hours.
o All students who have not had any
unexcused absences or tardies during that
quarter will be allowed to attend! NO OSS!
o Each student has the opportunity to
attend 3 dances this year!
o Make sure you have your parents turn in
notes to excuse absences within 2 days of
missing school. Turn notes into your
Sign-In and Sign-Out
o If you are late to school you must come
into the front office and sign in on the
o All notes for tardies must be turned in the
box next to the LobbyGuard.
Starting October 29, 2013
All tardies are unexcused unless you have a doctor’s
If you have 4 unexcused tardies then you will be
assigned to After School Detention.
If you continue to have unexcused tardies then you
will be assigned again to After School Detention and
then to Saturday School and then to ALC. Parents
will also be expected to attend a meeting at school
about your tardies.
What we need from you!
o It is your responsibility to make sure that
you are getting to school on time
o If you are having any problems getting to
school, please let your homeroom teacher
o Please make sure that your parents know
how important it is for you to be in school!
Remember the staff at Wendell Middle School
wants you to succeed in school and in life. It is
our job to teach you and it is your job to be
here ready to learn!
If you have any issues that could keep you
from coming to school everyday on time
please let your counselor or school social
worker know so we can help!
Let’s make 2013/2014 the best