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CHS Attendance

Attendance FAQs
Attendance Policy
Attendance Contact: anne.maxey[at]dcsdk12[dot]org

1.  Can I excuse my student from homeroom for the whole semester?

  • Yes; however, please understand that Homeroom is an opportunity for your son/daughter to see teachers and get academic help outside of their regular class time.

  • The expectation for Homeroom period is that if the student is on school grounds,  they must report to homeroom.  One may not “excuse” a student from Homeroom to “hang around” in the halls, Commons, parking lot, or other common areas.

2. How many absences can my student have before they are penalized?

  • Even though you can make up work from excused classes, it is impossible to replicate the learning experience in the classroom.

  • Students may not receive credit for missed work during an unexcused absence.

  • The detention process may take effect after the 3rd UNX absence.

  • A student may lose credit after 12 or more absences (excused or unexcused).

3. How late can my student be before it is considered an absence?

  • District policy states that tardiness beyond 50% of the class period will be recorded as an absence.  

4. Can freshman leave for lunch, if a parent calls in and excuses them for it?

  • No. If a parent calls in and excuses them then the parent assumes responsibility for the student.

  • Excuse may not be applied retroactively.

5. Are there any consequences for tardies?

  • Teacher’s have discretion on how to monitor their own tardies.

  • The teachers may treat every 3 tardies as 1 unx absence as noted in the student handbook.

6. What are the consequences for unexcused absences?

  • Please make every effort to contact the attendance office (303-387-3502) within 48 hours if you wish to excuse your son/daughter from classes missed (unless permission is granted by a CHS sport or club).

  • Students with absences that are not excused within 48 hours will be assigned after school detention and/or Saturday school.

  • Absences that are not excused within 48 hours will need to be cleared through an administrator.

7.  What if there is inclement weather?

  • Student safety is our top concern.  When there is inclement weather, we expect that some students will need additional time to ensure their safe arrival.