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Attendance

STUDENT ATTENDANCE
English: 503-356-2831
Español: 503-356-2862 or 503-356-2863

Beaverton High School has a proud tradition of excellence and we continue to strive for academic gains across all curricular areas for all students. One essential component in this process is to have students in regular daily attendance, on time, ready to learn. Oregon law states "All children between the ages of 7 and 18 years who have not completed the 12th grade are required to attend regularly a public full-time school of the school district in which the child resides." The law also states that parents and/or guardians are "required to send such child to and maintain such child in regular attendance at a public full-time school during the entire school term."

We believe student safety and academic success are strongly correlated to daily attendance; therefore, we place a high priority on the importance of students being in school daily and attending all classes. The Beaverton High School Attendance Policy reflects this and emphasizes the value of regular daily attendance as cited in Beaverton School District Administrative Regulations and Oregon Law.

We strongly encourage students and their parents/legal guardians take the time to review and discuss the following attendance policy. Thank you for helping us to help your student be safe and successful.

Too Sick for School?

Too Sick for School?
The question of when is a child too sick to attend school is not always as easy to answer as it seems. Often parents need to make judgments of whether to send their child to school and see if they feel better or keep them home and have them rest. Below are some guidelines to help you make this often difficult decision.The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Division of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

Keep your child home if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

Symptom Explanation
Fever greater than 100° F; may return when fever-free for 24 hours(WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine)
Vomiting >2 in the preceding 24 hours, unless determined to be from non-communicable conditions; may return when resolved
Diarrhea 3 or more watery or loose stools in 24 hours; may returnwhen resolved for 24 hours
Stiff Neck or headache with accompanying fever; may return after resolution of symptoms or diagnosis made and clearance given
Rash any new onset of rash if accompanied by fever; may return after rash resolves or diagnosis is made and clearance given
Jaundice yellowing of eyes or skin; may return after diagnosis from physician and clearance given
Skin Lesions (Sores) Drainage that cannot be contained within a bandage
Other symptoms or complaints that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities

If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. Some students have medical conditions that require special care if they are exposed to certain illnesses. Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick and will be missing school, please call the school to report the absence.Updated 8/2009

Prearranged Absence Form

Beaverton High School Prearranged Absence Form


 

The following reasons will be considered EXCUSED (please circle all that apply):
  • Prolonged student or family medical issue
  • Family emergency or bereavement
  • Legal/court obligations
  • Religious observation
  • School sponsored, curricular or academic-related activity
Please explain the nature of your absence using the space provided:

Please note that prearranged absences that do not meet the criteria listed (to the left) or do not provide sufficient information will be considered UNEXCUSED.

I understand there is no guarantee that the loss of school time will not have an impact on grades and overall academic progress. I understand if absences are considered UNEXCUSED, teachers reserve the right to not award credit for schoolwork missed during this time. I also understand that the student will be withdrawn from Beaverton High School if they are to miss 10 consecutive school days, as required by state law. THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE PRIOR TO THE ABSENCE.

 
 Student Signature Date

 
 Counselor Signature Date
 
 Parent Signature Date

 
 Administrator Signature Date

DAY 1 / ODD DAY

1st Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature
3rd Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature
5th Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature
7th Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature

DAY 2 / EVEN DAY

2nd Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature
4th Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature
6th Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature
8th Period: 
This absence will impact the student's grade: Yes___ No___
 
Current Grade/Notes
 
 Teacher's Signature

 

Attendance Policy

Notification Procedures: Telephone, Notes, Prearranged, Check-In/Out

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
503-356-2831

Notification
When notifying the school regarding a student absence, a parent or legal guardian must call the Attendance Office (503-356-2831) or provide a note upon the student's return. Messages or notes must detail the nature of the absence or run the risk of the absence being designated as unexcused. Parents or legal guardians have no more than 24 hours (carry over the weekend/non-student days when applicable) to excuse an absence. All absences will be designated as unexcused, regardless of reason after the 24 hour time period.

The following absences will be considered excused:

  • Illness of the student or family member
  • Medical appointment
  • Family emergency
  • Death in the family
  • Excused Pre-Arranged (see below)
  • Religious observance
  • Field trip/school trip

Prearranged Absences
If absences are known in advance, they may be prearranged as excused with a Prearranged Absence Form if they meet the following criteria:

  • Prolonged student medical issue
  • Serious illness of a member of the student's family
  • Family emergency or bereavement
  • Legal/court obligations
  • Religious observation
  • School sponsored, curricular or academic-related activity

We strongly encourage a parent or legal guardian contact their student's counselor relating to the aforementioned absences. When absences are known in advance and are not documented with the Prearranged Absence Form and/or do not meet the specified criteria (or not enough criteria is provided), the absences will be recorded as unexcused.

Medical, Dental and Legal Appointments
Every effort should be made to schedule appointments outside the school day. When appointments must be scheduled during school hours, times should vary to avoid continually missing the same class.

To excuse an absence for a medical or dental appointment, please call or send your student with a note to the Attendance​ Office on the day of the appointment. The school requires confirmation from the medical practitioner stating the date and time of the appointment. Legal appointments require confirmation from the court clerk. Students will be excused only for class periods missed during the appointment time, taking into account transportation to and from said appointment. The absence will not be excused until confirmation is received. The confirmation must be provided by the next school day.

Missing class for driver education/tests, off-campus lunches, hair and personal beauty appointments, vehicle repairs, babysitting or other appointments that are not of a medical or legal nature will be considered unexcused.

Student Check-in/out
Once a student is on campus, the student must remain on campus. If it is necessary for the student to leave school for ANY reason after their initial arrival, they must sign out of the building at the Attendance Office and obtain a B-PASS.
Subsequently, students must document the time of their return to school at the Attendance Office as well. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence for all classes missed.

Tardies: Definition and Consequences

Tardies
503-356-2831

The expectation of Beaverton High School is that all students are punctual to all classes. If a student arrives to a classroom after the tardy bell, within the first 15 minutes of the class period, they are considered tardy.

If a student wishes to excuse a tardy, verification of the tardy as excused or unexcused will be provided in the form of a BPASS issued by the Attendance Office. Because the Beaverton School District provides reliable and daily transportation, attendance issues related to personal transportation (parent or student) are not considered excused other than for severe emergencies.

The consequence for an unexcused tardy for a specific class period is one day of After School Detention, to be served from 2:45-3:30pm, beginning no later than three days after the referral is issued. It is the student's responsibility to communicate to their parent or legal guardian when detention is assigned and to make alternate transportation plans when necessary. Teachers, administrators, campus supervisors or any other staff member may issue detentions for tardies.

If a student fails to serve his/her detention within the prescribed time period, the student will be referred back to the teacher and communication from the teacher to the student's home will be made to advise of time not served. If the student fails to serve detention the day after contact with the parent or legal guardian, the student will be referred to an administrator for further consequences and/or a possible suspension.

Absences: Excused and Unexcused, Consequences

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
503-356-2831

Notification
When notifying the school regarding a student absence, a parent or legal guardian must call the Attendance Office (503-356-2831) or provide a note upon the student's return. Messages or notes must detail the nature of the absence or run the risk of the absence being designated as unexcused. Parents or legal guardians have no more than 24 hours (carry over the weekend/non-student days when applicable) to excuse an absence. All absences will be designated as unexcused, regardless of reason after the 24 hour time period.

The following absences will be considered excused:

  • Illness of the student or family member
  • Medical appointment
  • Family emergency
  • Death in the family
  • Excused Pre-Arranged (see below)
  • Religious observance
  • Field trip/school trip

Prearranged Absences
If absences are known in advance, they may be prearranged as excused with a Prearranged Absence Form if they meet the following criteria:

  • Prolonged student medical issue
  • Serious illness of a member of the student's family
  • Family emergency or bereavement
  • Legal/court obligations
  • Religious observation
  • School sponsored, curricular or academic-related activity

We strongly encourage a parent or legal guardian contact their student's counselor relating to the aforementioned absences. When absences are known in advance and are not documented with the Prearranged Absence Form and/or do not meet the specified criteria (or not enough criteria is provided), the absences will be recorded as unexcused.

Medical, Dental and Legal Appointments
Every effort should be made to schedule appointments outside the school day. When appointments must be scheduled during school hours, times should vary to avoid continually missing the same class.

To excuse an absence for a medical or dental appointment, please call or send your student with a note to the Attendance​ Office on the day of the appointment. The school requires confirmation from the medical practitioner stating the date and time of the appointment. Legal appointments require confirmation from the court clerk. Students will be excused only for class periods missed during the appointment time, taking into account transportation to and from said appointment. The absence will not be excused until confirmation is received. The confirmation must be provided by the next school day.

Missing class for driver education/tests, off-campus lunches, hair and personal beauty appointments, vehicle repairs, babysitting or other appointments that are not of a medical or legal nature will be considered unexcused.

Student Check-in/out
Once a student is on campus, the student must remain on campus. If it is necessary for the student to leave school for ANY reason after their initial arrival, they must sign out of the building at the Attendance Office and obtain a B-PASS.
Subsequently, students must document the time of their return to school at the Attendance Office as well. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence for all classes missed.