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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.