You have 48 hours to excuse your students absence from school.
The Poynter Middle school attendance line is (503)844-1580
An excused absence is:
- Student illness/injury/quarantine
- Serious illness in the family
- Religious instruction
- Inclement weather
- Family emergencies
- Legal or court appointments requiring the student attendance.
The principal may also excuse student absences for necessary family travel. Medical professionals may request that a student be granted an excused absence; however, parents are encouraged to schedule medical appointments outside the school day when possible. Students are encouraged to pre-arrange absences for reasons other then illness or family emergency. See student handbooks for specific procedure.
Regular and punctual attendance is a major contributing factor to student’s progress in school and also helps the student develop habits of responsibility which are essential for success later in life.
An absence is considered unexcused and a student shall be considered truant if:
- Student is absent without an excuse by a parent/guardian.
- Student leaves school or a class without permission from the teacher or administrator in charge.
Excessive absences negatively affect a student’s academic progress. Eight unexcused one-half day absences in any four-week period during which the school is in session shall be considered irregular attendance. A student may be excused by the district 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.