Riverview Junior High School

  751 Tripp Lane, Murray, UT  84123    (801)264-7446

Attendance Policy

RIVERVIEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

When a student is absent due to illness, vacation, etc., a parent/guardian must call the attendance office at 264-7446 to excuse the absence.

Homework can be requested to be collect on the third day of a consecutive absence by calling the attendance office at 264-7446 before 9 a.m. on the third day of absence.

 

Check-In and Check-Out Procedure / Attendance Codes

Checking In
Students are expected to come to school on time. If a student arrives on campus after 7:55 a.m., they must check in at the attendance office. Students are expected to have a written legitimate excuse (sleeping in is not a legitamte excuse) or a phone call from the parent at the time they check in.


Checking Out
Any time a student has a legitimate reason and excuse to leave the school, they must check out through the attendance office PRIOR to leaving campus. If a student comes back to school the same day as the check out, the student MUST check in at the attendance office. Students that leave school without following the check out procedure will be issued a truancy citation and receive a U in citizenship.

The following are the attendance codes used at RJH:
Any time a student has a legitimate reason and excuse to leave the school, they must check out through the attendance office PRIOR to leaving campus. If a student comes back to school the same day as the check out, the student MUST check in at the attendance office. Students that leave school without following the check out procedure will be issued a truancy citation and receive a U in citizenship.

 

 

MURRAY SCHOOL DISTRICT ATTENDANCE POLICY (PS 401)

 

Regular attendance at school increases the opportunities for students to benefit from their educational programs. Utah Compulsory Attendance Law directs parents to require their children between the ages of six and eighteen years to attend school. Frequent absences of students from daily classroom experiences disrupt the instructional process.

Special circumstances specified in the law allow the Board to grant parental requests for a child to permanently withdraw from school and therefore not graduate. This request must be made through the school principal and the Director of Student Services.

Legitimate Absences are:

  • Personal illness of pupil (Principal may require a note from a doctor).
  • Serious illness or death of a member of the family.
  • Grave emergencies demanding the help of the pupil at home.
  • Unavoidable delays or failure of transportation.
  • Other circumstances that in the judgment of the principal constitute a justifiable absence from school and for which arrangements have been made with the principal in advance.


Absences for reasons other than those listed above will be considered as unexcused absences.

Verification shall be required of all pupils who are absent from school for any cause within five school days following the absence. Failure to excuse any absence within five school days will result in an unexcused absence and any subsequent consequences. Students involved in the truancy process must include a doctor's note for all absences.

It is the responsibility of students who have an excused absence to make up class work that can be made up (tests, quizzes, papers, daily assignments, etc.) Students should find out what they missed at a time that does not inhibit the teacher from teaching (before school, lunch, after school, during independent work,etc.) Teachers are required to give these students an opportunity to make up class work missed.