Attendance Policy

Students are expected to be in school every period, every day. North Fort Myers High School will follow the district’s attendance policies, including loss of credit for excessive absences.

1. All absences are considered unexcused until a parent/guardian provides a written note to
Student Services or an e-mail to citing illness, family loss, doctor/dentist appointment or court appearance. Documentation must include the student’s name, student ID number, date of absence, reason for absence, telephone number where a parent/guardian may be reached to verify, and signature of parent/guardian. Documentation MUST be turned into Student Services Office or e-mailed upon the first day back to school. A ParentLink will be sent daily at 9:30 am to notify parents that were marked absent for their first block class.
2. For excused absences, it is the student’s responsibility to check the Google Classroom while out and to ask teachers for makeup work immediately upon returning to school. In the event of an extended absence (3 or more days), parent/guardian may contact the Student Services Secretary to request assignments.
     a) In order to be considered for full credit, all make-up work assigned during the absence is due in accordance with district policy (number of excused days plus one).
     b) Assignments issued prior to a student’s absence that have a due date while the student is absent, are due on the first day of return to class. If student returns to school on the due date, assignment(s) are due that day. Electronic submissions are due on actual due date unless prior arrangements have be made with the teacher.
     c) Tardy excuses will only be accepted at time of arrival. If a student arrives within the last 10 minutes of a period, they will be marked absent for the period of arrival (and previous period(s) if applicable).
3. Work missed from an unexcused absence will be recorded as a zero and cannot be made up.
4. Disciplinary consequences will be issued in alignment with the District’s Student Code of
Conduct for students who are excessively tardy to class and/or school.
5. Students assigned to OJT, Senior Exemption periods or off-campus Dual Enrollment must
leave the campus immediately following their last scheduled on-site class.
6. A ParentLink is sent daily at 9:30 based off first block attendance.
7. Students who arrive in the last 10 minutes of a class period will be marked absent for that period rather than tardy.
8. Students who wish to participate in any athletic events or extra-curricular activities (homecoming, Grad Bash, etc.) must be present at least 1/2 of the school day (10:15 a.m.)
9. Any student who is enrolled in a state tested course should avoid participation in optional pre-approved (non-academic, non-athletic related) field trips that occur during school hours or onscheduled days of these courses.

North Fort Myers High School is a closed campus. Students are expected to remain on campus from the time they arrive until school is officially dismissed. Signing out for lunch is prohibited. If you must leave school early, in order to facilitate a quick and efficient sign-out process, a written note or e-mail to from a parent/guardian should be provided to Student Services that morning before the start of school. Documentation should include the student’s name, student ID number, date, reason for sign out, telephone number where a parent/guardian may be reached that morning to verify sign-out, and signature of parent/guardian. Sign-outs after 1 p.m. are prohibited per School Board Policy 4.16(e) (1). Students 18 years of age or older must follow the same sign out procedures. Parents and students are encouraged to schedule appointments after-school hours to avoid the disruption of instructional time for students.

All students in the hallway must submit a Silent Pass on Castle prior to leaving the classroom. When the student returns to the classroom they must end (stop the time) the Silent Pass. Students needing to see a School Counselor should submit a Counselor Request through CASTLE.
Personal business should be taken care of before school, during lunch or after school. Students found outside of class without submitting a Silent Pass will be escorted to the Student Services Office. Hall passes will not be issued during the last 20 minutes of the school day.

Students who have been scheduled as an office aide should consider that placement to be a
privilege. Student Office Aides should only be in the hallways with the direction of the adult
supervisor and wearing an official aide badge.
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