RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ABSENCE
If a parent/guardian has phoned the office or attendance hotline, the student should report directly to class.
If a parent/guardian has written a note, the student should report to the Student Services Office to turn in the note and obtain an pass to class.
If a parent/guardian has NOT phoned the attendance hotline or sent a note, the student should report to class. The absence will be reported as unexcused.
An absence will be classified as PENDING for 3 days if a parent/guardian has not communicated an excuse. A pending status will convert to truant if the parent and/or student don’t clear the absence.
STATE TOURNAMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE
If a Forest Lake team is competing in the state tournament, students will be allowed to attend the game if they have filled out a pre-arranged absence form. Dismissal times will be such that students are allowed ample time to watch the game in which Forest Lake is participating.
If Forest Lake High School is not competing in a state tournament, students may attend if a pre-arranged absence form is completed and turned in to the Student Services office prior to leaving.
FIELD TRIPS/SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS
School activities will be cleared by the teacher, advisor, or coach of the group.
STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL
Parents/guardians are asked to call the Student Services Office prior to the student’s late arrival at school or send a note with the student. A student arriving thirty minutes late or less for 1st hour should report directly to class. A student arriving late to 1st hour should report to the Student Services for a pass.
Students who need to leave the school during the regular school day must obtain a Leave School Pass from the Student Services Office. The Leave School Pass will be issued with prior parental consent (note or phone call) or special permission of a Dean or Assistant Principal. Students are to check back into the Student Services Office when they return.
Any student who is outside the building at any time during the school day without a pass will be considered truant and will be subject to disciplinary action.
Students are expected to be in the classroom by the time the bell rings to signal the start of class. Teachers will issue consequences for tardiness. Students will receive no credit or partial credit for the class activities performed before their arrival. Students who are frequently tardy will be referred to a Dean or Assistant Principal.