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What is the attendance phone number?
When is my student considered late to class?
A student will be marked tardy within the first five minutes of class start. After five minutes, it is an unexcused absence. If a student checks in or out at the front office or the attendance office, the time of arrival/ departure will be recorded in the attendance notes.
How many absences can a student have?
A student can be excused up to ten absences per semester without being asked to provide documentation. After ten absences, the school may require suitable proof to excuse an absence, and this may include medical documentation.
What if a student needs to leave a class early?
If a student needs to leave the classroom early, please make arrangements with the student ahead of time, if possible. Let the student know what time they need to leave the classroom. Teachers will mark students absent when they leave the class. A student will be excused when a parent/guardian calls to excuse the student. If it is not possible for you to contact your student for early dismissal, please call the front desk (970) 488-8021 and leave a message if the call is not answered immediately. It is preferred not to interrupt the classes with a call from the front office.
Can someone else check a student out?
If someone other than a parent/guardian is checking a student out, they need to be listed in the student’s contact info. Only a parent/guardian can excuse a student’s absence.
Can a student call themselves absent?
Students cannot call themselves in, even if they are over 18. If a student is over 18 and still lives at home, a parent/guardian needs to call to excuse the student. Students calling themselves in, will receive in-school suspension.
What if my child wasn’t late or was in class and marked absent?
The teacher marks the student absent in the classroom. Attendance will only excuse a student with a parent call or doctor note. If there is a reason you feel the student was marked absent in error, please have the student talk to the teacher directly.
What if a student will be missing multiple days consecutively?
Prearranged absent forms are located at the front office or attendance office. Students will have their teachers sign the sheet and receive homework, take the sheet to have an administrator sign it, it is then turned in at the attendance office. A parent/guardian needs to call the attendance office to have the absent excused.
What if I forgot to call in my student’s absence?
Parents/guardians may excuse an absence within 48 hours after the absence. Absences will only be corrected 2 weeks prior to the current date.
ParentVue attendance reporting has been disabled at FCHS. Please call the attendance line (970) 488-8018 to report absences.
**Attendance policy is subject to change for the 2023-2024 school year**