Attendance and Makeup Work
Because attendance is the single most important characteristic to determine success in school, the
Perry High School attendance policy will be strictly enforced. To maximize the learning
experience of their children, parents are expected to support good attendance behaviors. It is the
student’s responsibility to find out what was missed when he or she was absent and to make up
the work. Please note that while attendance will normally be taken at the beginning of the class
period, it may be taken at any time.
If you are tardy, you need to go to the attendance office for a late pass. A disciplinary referral is
written after four unexcused tardies and each subsequent tardy.
Students with excused absences will be allowed to make up missed assignments, labs and tests.
Students will be given one day for each day of an excused absence to make up homework
assignments. Labs and tests must be made up within one week. It is the student’s responsibility
to schedule make-up labs and tests.
Students with unexcused absences must be aware that homework, quizzes, labs, and tests missed
on days of an unexcused absence will be scored as a zero.
Students absent for school activities are expected to make up the work missed. They are advised,
as a courtesy to the teacher, to discuss upcoming absences and get work that they will miss.
PHS Attendance Policy
Per page 8 of the Perry High School Student Handbook, absences can be defined as excused or
1. Excused Absences
A parent or legal guardian must call the attendance office within 24 hours of the absence to
officially excuse students from school or particular periods of classes during the day. When a
parent brings or picks up a student, he/she must be signed in/out at the attendance office. If a
student needs to leave campus during school hours, he/she must go to attendance before school
to get a pass, pending parent verification. No student will be permitted to leave campus without a
pass from attendance. Students are responsible for making arrangements with their teachers to
complete make-up work for excused absences. The make-up work must be completed with the
same amount of time after returning as the class periods absent from class (for example, allow
two class periods to complete make-up work for two class periods of absences). Excused
absences include, but are not limited to: individual illness or health conditions, serious illness in
the immediate family (documentation required), religious holidays, death in the immediate
family, school sanctioned activities, and medical and dental appointments (documentation
2. Unexcused Absences
Unexcused absences are considered truancies. If a student misses only one period, the unexcused
absence will be considered as ditching class, and the student will be referred to
administration. While parents may be aware of these circumstances, the absence will remain
unexcused for attendance purposes. Work cannot be made-up for credit for unexcused absences.
A parent/guardian phone call will not be justification as an excused absence.