Bells

  • First Bell for Student Drop Off - 7:00am
    *No student should be on campus before this bell.
    Student Movement - 7:15am
    *Students must report to the office after this bell and before first period begins in order to turn in absence excuses.
    First Period - 7:30am
    End of School - 2:35pm
    *Announcements are made to release students by bus number. Car pool students will be the last released.

Attendance

  • Caneview adheres to the district attendance policy found in the student handbook. You can find the entire document here. It is the responsibility of the student to report to the office at the 7:15 bell upon returning to school to get a blue sheet and turn in any excuse. Failure to do so will result in a google doc violation. 

     

    STUDENT ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

     

    TYPES OF ABSENCES

    The days absent for elementary and secondary school students shall include non-exempted excused

    absences, exempted excused absences, unexcused absences, and suspensions.

    A. Non-exempted excused absences are absences incurred due to personal illness or serious illness

    in the family (documented by acceptable excuses, including a parental note) which are not considered

    for purposes of truancy, but which are considered when determining whether or not a student is

    eligible to make up work and tests, receive credit for work completed, and receive credit for a course

    and/or school year completed.

    B. Exempted excused absences are absences which are not considered for purposes of truancy and

    which are not considered when determining whether or not a student is eligible to make up work and

    tests, receive credit for work completed, and receive credit for a course and/or school year completed.

    An example of an exempted excused absence would be illness verified by a doctor or other health

    professional.

    C. Unexcused absences are any absences not meeting the requirements set forth in the excused

    absences and extenuating circumstances definitions, including but not limited to absences due to any

    job (including agriculture and domestic services, even in the student’s own home or for their own

    parents or tutors) unless it is a part of an approved instructional program. Students shall be given

    failing grades for those days missed and shall not be given an opportunity to make up work.

    D. Suspensions are non-exempted absences for which a student is allowed to make up his/her work

    and is eligible for consideration for credit provided it is completed satisfactorily and in a timely manner.

    The absence shall be considered when determining whether or not a student may or may not be

    promoted, but shall not be considered for purposes of truancy. Students absent from school as a

    result of any suspension shall be counted as absent.

    EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

    Exceptions to the attendance regulation shall be the enumerated extenuating circumstances below that are

    verified by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance or the school principal/designee where indicated.

    These exempted absences do not apply in determining whether a student meets the minimum minutes of

    instruction required to receive credit.

    1. Extended personal physical or emotional illness as verified by a physician or nurse practitioner

    licensed in the state;

    2. Extended hospital stay in which a student is absent as verified by a physician or dentist;

    3. Extended recuperation from an accident in which a student is absent as verified by a physician,

    dentist, or nurse practitioner licensed in the state;

    4. Extended contagious disease within a family in which a student is absent as verified by a physician

    or dentist licensed in the state;

    5. Observance of special and recognized holidays of the student's own faith.

    6. Visitation with a parent who is a member of the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard of

    a state and such parent has been called to duty for or is on leave from overseas deployment to a

    combat zone or combat support posting. Excused absences in this situation shall not exceed five (5)

    school days per school year.

    7. Absences as verified by the principal or his/her designee as stated below:

    a. Death in the immediate family* (not to exceed one week); or,

    b. Natural catastrophe and/or disaster.

    *”Immediate Family” shall be defined as including parent, grandparent, great grandparent, sister, and brother

    (including those in the group who are step, half-blood, or foster relations.)

    For any other extenuating circumstances, the student’s parents or legal guardian must make a formal appeal

    in accordance with the due process procedures established by the school system. Students who are verified

    as meeting extenuating circumstances, and therefore eligible to receive grades shall not receive those grades

    if they are unable to complete makeup work or pass the course.

    Absences for educational family travel must be verified and approved by the principal or his/her designee a

    minimum of 2 weeks prior to the absence. If such absences are approved, they will be considered non-
    exempted excused absences. These absences will not count as truant and the student will be allowed to

    make up work and tests missed; however these absences will be considered in determining if the student

    has met the minimum attendance time to be considered for promotion.

    WRITTEN EXCUSES

    For a student to be eligible to receive credit and make up work following an absence, the student shall be

    required in each instance to submit parental confirmation of the reasons for the absence. If a student is

    tardy or absent, the parent or guardian must submit a written excuse, signed and dated, to school authorities

    upon the student's return to classes, stating the reason for the student's absence from school.

    • A doctor's, dentist’s, or nurse practitioner’s written statement of student's incapacity to attend school

    shall be required for those absences for three (3) or more consecutive days due to illness, contagious

    illness in a family, hospitalization, or accidents.

    • All excuses for a student's absence, including medical verification of extended personal illness, must

    be presented within five (5) school days of the student's return to school, or the student's absence

    shall be considered unexcused and the student not allowed to make up work missed. No excuses –

    doctor’s notes or parent notes - will be accepted after 5 days.

    • Upon returning from an excused absence, the student will arrange with the teacher (s) to make-up all

    work and test missed.

    • All work and test must be made-up within a three (3) day period or the student will receive an "F".

    Work assigned before the absence must be turned in the day the student returns.

    • Students with prolonged absences may be given special consideration by the teacher/principal.

    REPORTING ABSENCES

    The attendance of all school pupils shall be checked each school day and at the beginning of each class

    period and shall be verified by the teacher keeping such record, which shall be open to inspection by the

    Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance or duly authorized representative at all reasonable times. All

    schools shall immediately report to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance any unexplained,

    unexcused, or illegal absence, or habitual tardiness.

    The Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance shall, after written notice to the parent or legal guardian of

    a child, or a personal visit of notification, report any such child who is habitually absent or who is habitually

    tardy to the family or juvenile court of the parish as a truant child, there to be dealt with in such manner as

    the court may determine.