Severna Park High School
Attendance Letter

 

 

It is very important for you to review the Attendance procedures below.  Please review with your child as well.  Thank you for your cooperation.  

 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

 

Regular attendance in school and classes is imperative for success in high school.  Students who are frequently or excessively absent from school may not meet the minimum course requirements necessary to receive credit in a course.

                          

PROCEDURES FOR:

Absence

· Return from absence notes:  A written note from the parent/guardian is required when a student returns from an absence.  The note must include the following: a) student name, b) date(s) of absence, c) reason for the absence, d) parent signature,   e) work/home phone or cell numbers.  Please reference
AACPS Attendance Policy and Regulation for lawful reasons for absences.

· You may choose to write your own note or use this template form to serve as your absence note. 

                      The note is given to the student’s first period teacher, who will turn in a “Return from Absence

                      form with the appropriate code with their attendance.  Legally absent student will be allotted at least the same number of days equal to the number of days absent for that class to make-up work.

                      Teachers check the electronic Daily Attendance Bulletin for absence codes.

                      The note must be submitted within three (3) days of the student’s return to school. 

An absent note brought later than the third day must be brought to the student’s alpha administrator or if no absent note is submitted, the absence is coded unexcused and make-up work is given to student, but credit for make-up work is based on teacher discretion. 

                      The forging of signatures or notes may result in suspension from school.

                      A doctor’s note is required for illness in excess of five (5) consecutive school days.

                      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for make-up work with his/her individual teachers.

 

Planned/Scheduled Extended Absence or Special Circumstances

 

Please note, regardless of cause(s), a student who is absent six (6) or more days a semester IS EXCESSIVELY ABSENT.  Students who are excessively absent may not meet the requirements for earning credit. The Principal and teacher(s) concerned will review attendance cases and will determine whether or not a passing grade may be given and credit awarded for the subject(s) in question.

For a Planned/Scheduled Extended Absence during the school year (not to include semester exams) a student must do the following:

1.       Schedule an appointment at least five (5) school days in advance of the absence with their alpha Assistant Principal to review the case—reason for extended absence, current grades, current attendance and time frame of extended absence.

2.       Obtain teachers’ signatures/comments on the form below.

3.       Return completed form to their alpha Assistant Principal for final review (approval or denial) at least one (1) school day in advance of the first day of the absence.

 

Late Arrival to School

· If a student arrives late to school after 7:17 a.m., they MUST report to the Attendance Window.  The student will be issued a pass to class by Attendance personnel.

 

Early Dismissal

· If student needs an early dismissal, they are to present a note from a parent or guardian at the Attendance Window prior to their 1st period class (first thing in the morning, Attendance Window opens at 7 a.m.).

 

·  The note must include the date and time for dismissal, the reason(s), student legal name, and a phone number where a parent or guardian can be reached to confirm the note.  Student will receive a coded pass to present to their teacher at the time of dismissal.  At the early dismissal time, student MUST report back to the Attendance Window with the coded pass to sign out.  Any absence from class as a result of early dismissal is counted as an absence.

 

 

· If a student receives an early dismissal through the Health Room, a pass will be issued by the Health Room Aide or Nurse.   If a student has alternative transportation, i.e. self-driving, walking, bicycle, etc., the Health Room will refer the student to an administrator for approval and early dismissal.  Students are not permitted to text or call parents on their own for an early dismissal due to illness.  Students who are ill MUST be seen and dismissed through the Health Room.

 

· Students taking part in any extra-curricular programs (athletics, band, dance, drama, etc.) MUST be in attendance the FULL day of school to be eligible to participate in the practice, game, performance or activity.  Exceptions must be approved in advance by Mr. Smith, Assistant Principal in-charge of Athletics.

 

Partial Schedule Seniors

· If a student has a partial schedule (remember, only seniors can have a partial schedule and there are no late arrival partial schedules), they will be responsible for their own transportation from school and must leave campus immediately following their last scheduled class.

 

 

 

 


Jan 20-Jan. 23- High School Exams- 2 hr early dismissal

Jan. 22-  Parent's Night 6:30pm       
               For Rising 10,11,12   

Jan. 26-27- schools closed for students

Jan. 28- start of 3rd marking period           

Feb. 3- report cards go home


ANNOUNCEMENTS  

2015 Falcons Athletic Boosters Mulch Sale

Order by April 5, 2015 for pick up or delivery on Saturday April 11, 2015.Order online at: www.spboosters.org.  

Students who have already submitted permission slips to attend the Biomedical Engineering Field Trip, will have a brief, required, ten minute meeting after school on Thursday 1/29/15.
 If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Cahoon before that date.

Interested in Technology?  Want to create your own apps? Have you heard of Raspberry Pi and Scratch?

Girls Who Code is an exciting new after school club starting March 2nd.  We will meet Mondays in upper media. Space is limited so please see Mrs. Fitzgerald or Mrs. Schnabel for an application.

 

Attention all Seniors:  Scholarships for Scholars is a non-profit organization that rewards academic excellence in Anne Arundel County and has awarded 2.4 million dollars to graduating seniors since its inception.  Qualifications include applicants who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in specific areas of study and who have contributed to the community at large.  For more information about Scholarships for Scholars please visit the NAVIANCE website or see Mrs. Hogue in the Counseling Center.  The Deadline is February 3rd.”

Valentines messages are on sale!

Pick up forms in Ms. Earhart’s room (D206) starting Monday January 12th.  Messages cost $1.00 per word, not including your name and the name of the recipient.  Forms and payment can be turned in to Ms. Earhart at any time and will be collected during lunches February 2nd-February 5th.  ALL FORMS AND PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 5TH!  Anonymous messages are not allowed.  Inappropriate messages will be excluded. 

Wanna see Rock’n’Roll Revival XXVI? There will be a special SPHS Student Pre-sale on Thursday Jan 29 and Fri Jan 30 during all lunches. Tickets are $15 and there is a limit of 4 per student.  Checks are payable to SPHS.  Get your tickets before they sell out at General Public Sales starting February 2!  Rock on Falcons!!!!

Students who have already submitted permission slips to attend the Biomedical Engineering Field Trip, will have a brief, required, ten minute meeting after school on Thursday 1/29/15. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Cahoon before that date.

Falcon Flight students planning on attending the February 19th field trip should bring their permission slip and money in as soon as possible.  Field trip information was sent home last week.  Please have parents sign the form and turn in form and money to Ms. L. Jones.


Wanna see Rock’n’Roll Revival XXVI? There will be a special SPHS Student Pre-sale on Thursday Jan 29 and Fri Jan 30 during all lunches. Tickets are $15 and there is a limit of 4 per student.Checks are payable to SPHS.Get your tickets before they sell out at General Public Sales starting February 2!Rock on Falcons!!!!
 

Spring Sports Registration is now online. You can access the link at www.severnaparkathletics.org

There will be a girl’s lacrosse interest meeting on Wednesday, January 28 at 3:00pm in the cafeteria

There will be a players and parents football meeting on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria

There will be a softball interest meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30pm in the cafeteria

There will be a boy’s lacrosse interest meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00pm in the cafeteria

Do you know that over 2 million young people experience homelessness in the US every year?  What is one item most often requested? A pair of jeans. TEENS FOR JEANS is coming to Severna Park High School from Wednesday, January 28 to Friday, February 13. Bring in your new or gently used jeans and drop them in the TEENS FOR JEANS bins located in Ms. Meadows’, Ms. Stahl’s and Ms. Hendler’s classrooms or in the lobby during lunches. Early donators will receive an Aeropostale coupon and all of the jeans collected will benefit local homeless teens.

The Celebration of the Arts Evening is coming Feb 13th !  

Ticket will go on sale Thursday Jan 8th during lunches.  The tickets are $10.00, your $10.00 will get one wonderful painting or drawing or ceramic tile created by one of our many talented Severna Park Artist and if you are a National Honor Society member and need merits you will receive 2 merits for the $10.00 ticket.  Or you can purchase a $5.00 ticket and receive 1 merit.  

So come on out and support the Fine Arts community by joining us for an evening of light refreshments, Dance, and Musical entertainment.

 

 

 

 



 

 


 
 

 

 



Jan 20-Jan. 23- High School Exams- 2 hr early dismissal

Jan. 22-  Parent's Night 6:30pm       
               For Rising 10,11,12   

Jan. 26-27- schools closed for students

Jan. 28- start of 3rd marking period           

Feb. 3- report cards go home


ANNOUNCEMENTS  

2015 Falcons Athletic Boosters Mulch Sale

Order by April 5, 2015 for pick up or delivery on Saturday April 11, 2015.Order online at: www.spboosters.org.  

Students who have already submitted permission slips to attend the Biomedical Engineering Field Trip, will have a brief, required, ten minute meeting after school on Thursday 1/29/15.
 If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Cahoon before that date.

Interested in Technology?  Want to create your own apps? Have you heard of Raspberry Pi and Scratch?

Girls Who Code is an exciting new after school club starting March 2nd.  We will meet Mondays in upper media. Space is limited so please see Mrs. Fitzgerald or Mrs. Schnabel for an application.

 

Attention all Seniors:  Scholarships for Scholars is a non-profit organization that rewards academic excellence in Anne Arundel County and has awarded 2.4 million dollars to graduating seniors since its inception.  Qualifications include applicants who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in specific areas of study and who have contributed to the community at large.  For more information about Scholarships for Scholars please visit the NAVIANCE website or see Mrs. Hogue in the Counseling Center.  The Deadline is February 3rd.”

Valentines messages are on sale!

Pick up forms in Ms. Earhart’s room (D206) starting Monday January 12th.  Messages cost $1.00 per word, not including your name and the name of the recipient.  Forms and payment can be turned in to Ms. Earhart at any time and will be collected during lunches February 2nd-February 5th.  ALL FORMS AND PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 5TH!  Anonymous messages are not allowed.  Inappropriate messages will be excluded. 

Wanna see Rock’n’Roll Revival XXVI? There will be a special SPHS Student Pre-sale on Thursday Jan 29 and Fri Jan 30 during all lunches. Tickets are $15 and there is a limit of 4 per student.  Checks are payable to SPHS.  Get your tickets before they sell out at General Public Sales starting February 2!  Rock on Falcons!!!!

Students who have already submitted permission slips to attend the Biomedical Engineering Field Trip, will have a brief, required, ten minute meeting after school on Thursday 1/29/15. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Cahoon before that date.

Falcon Flight students planning on attending the February 19th field trip should bring their permission slip and money in as soon as possible.  Field trip information was sent home last week.  Please have parents sign the form and turn in form and money to Ms. L. Jones.


Wanna see Rock’n’Roll Revival XXVI? There will be a special SPHS Student Pre-sale on Thursday Jan 29 and Fri Jan 30 during all lunches. Tickets are $15 and there is a limit of 4 per student.Checks are payable to SPHS.Get your tickets before they sell out at General Public Sales starting February 2!Rock on Falcons!!!!
 

Spring Sports Registration is now online. You can access the link at www.severnaparkathletics.org

There will be a girl’s lacrosse interest meeting on Wednesday, January 28 at 3:00pm in the cafeteria

There will be a players and parents football meeting on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria

There will be a softball interest meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30pm in the cafeteria

There will be a boy’s lacrosse interest meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00pm in the cafeteria

Do you know that over 2 million young people experience homelessness in the US every year?  What is one item most often requested? A pair of jeans. TEENS FOR JEANS is coming to Severna Park High School from Wednesday, January 28 to Friday, February 13. Bring in your new or gently used jeans and drop them in the TEENS FOR JEANS bins located in Ms. Meadows’, Ms. Stahl’s and Ms. Hendler’s classrooms or in the lobby during lunches. Early donators will receive an Aeropostale coupon and all of the jeans collected will benefit local homeless teens.

The Celebration of the Arts Evening is coming Feb 13th !  

Ticket will go on sale Thursday Jan 8th during lunches.  The tickets are $10.00, your $10.00 will get one wonderful painting or drawing or ceramic tile created by one of our many talented Severna Park Artist and if you are a National Honor Society member and need merits you will receive 2 merits for the $10.00 ticket.  Or you can purchase a $5.00 ticket and receive 1 merit.  

So come on out and support the Fine Arts community by joining us for an evening of light refreshments, Dance, and Musical entertainment.

 

 

 

 



 

 


 
 

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