Where Excellence is Expected

Fort Collins

High School

Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected


Attendance Information and Help Attendance Information

 What is the attendance phone number? (970) 488-8018

When is my student considered late to class? A student will be marked Tardy Unexcused (TU) if the student arrives within the first 10 minutes of class. A student will be marked Extreme Tardy (EXT) if the student arrives 11-45 minutes late to class. Anything past 45 minutes will be marked Unexcused Absence (U). 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. Additionally, a student will be marked Unexcused Absent (U) if they leave the classroom without permission or if they exceed the prescribed time to be out of class (7 minutes in most instances). FCHS considers this an Unauthorized Departure.

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; 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. 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? If a student knowingly misses 2 or more days, a prearranged absence form is required. Students will have their teachers sign the sheet and receive homework, then turned in at the attendance office. During finals week, it is required for all students to have the Principal sign the form and approve the absences.  A parent/guardian needs to call the attendance office to have the absences excused or the form is invalid. The forms can be located in the FCHS front office.

What if I forgot to call in my student’s absence? Absences will only be corrected 2 weeks prior to the current date.

 ParentVue attendance has been disabled this year. Please call the attendance line to report absences.

Department Team

Department Leader

Courtney Kershner

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.