Regular attendance directly affects student success. School is very hard for students when they miss classes. Students are required by Indiana law to attend school regularly until they are 18 years old. After age 18, students must be regularly attending and earning credits toward a diploma to stay enrolled.
Possible Consequences of Irregular Attendance:
When students miss 5 days of class a letter will be sent home indicating the student is at risk of not being successful. Another letter of alert will be sent at 8 absences notifying parent(s) they may be contacted regarding a pre-court conference. After students miss 10 days, a letter indicating the loss of credits will be sent. The student and parent(s) may be notified again of the need to attend a pre-court conference. At that time, legal notice is given. Students who miss additional days of school after the pre-court conference are required by Indiana law to have a medical statement from a physician or be seen and possibly sent home by the school nurse. Failure to follow this law may result in a referral to Child Protective Services or Juvenile Court, depending upon the circumstances and the age of the student.
Students may have credits denied for excessive unexcused absences. This decision is at the discretion of the school’s administrator and based on individual circumstances. Continued unexcused absences may also result in loss of a driver’s license or work permit.
Questions? Call 435-8866 or email FSCP