Absence & Tardy Policy

Last Updated: 6/5/2018 6:21 PM

Reporting Your Child's Absence:

If you wish to report your child absent before 8:00 am, please call (330) 854-5709 and leave a detailed message, including the following information: 

1. Your name and the name of your child

2. The reason for absence

If calling after 8:00 am, please call the main office at (330) 854-3303.

In both instances, when the child returns to school, please send a note or doctor's excuse for the day's absence.  Please be sure to include the date of absence.  



If a student is not in class by the 7:30 a.m. bell, they are considered tardy.  Tardy hours will be added together and may result in a report being filed with the Stark County family court system, in accordance with Ohio House Bill 410.



A note should always be provided for an absence.  Notes can be from the parent or a doctor.  If absences become excessive (65 or more hours at any point in a school year), the school may require that all future absences be excused by a doctor.

State law requires that excessive absences be submitted to the Stark County Family Court for the filing of informal or formal truancy charges.


Extra-Curricular Attendance Concerns:

If a student is an athlete or member of a club or group and expects to attend an extra-curricular activity that night, he/she must be present for at least 3 hours during the school day.