Please be aware that we are a closed campus where students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch unless a parent arrives on campus to check them out.
We value the instructional time with each of our students and want them to be at school as much as possible. Designing learning experiences for our students is a responsibility that we consider extremely important at BNHS.
To help remind our students about the importance of attendance, and as you are aware, students must be present 90% of the time for earning credit in their courses.
We understand that situations arise where students need to leave school early. The notes and emails that you provide to us helps us tremendously and provides documentation when your student arrives late, checks out early or is absent for the day. Furthermore, should a situation occur for which a student has not attended at least 90% of the time, this correspondence weighs heavily when creating a credit recovery plan.
To help provide further clarification, students who leave early or arrive late will be counted absent (A) or tardy (T) unless they provide a medical note from a doctor. They will be coded appropriately if they are participating in a school-sponsored event.
Therefore, when the situation arises when a student leaves early or arrives late to school, please continue to send some form of correspondence so that we can make accurate decisions when considering credit or truancy type issues. If the missed attendance does not meet one of the Texas Education Code's approved absences, the student may or may not be excused based upon administrator review.