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Warren County Schools, TN

 "One Team, One Goal, High Levels of Learning for All"

Attendance

The Warren County Board of Education believes that attendance is a key factor in student achievement. The Board encourages every positive and innovative means, which will contribute to students’ regular attendance, recognizing that school personnel, parents, the community, and the students themselves share in the responsibility. Students are expected to be present and punctual each day that school is in session.

Absence Add Up is a website with helpful information about your child's school attendance.

Tardiness/ Sign-Out Guidelines

Tardiness/Sign-Out District Guideline

Being at school and in class on time is essential for optimum teaching,
learning, and earning of credit and promotion to the next grade. School bus
transportation is provided free of charge to students in Warren County. For
this reason, tardiness related to car problems, traffic, oversleeping, etc. are
not valid reasons for tardiness.

School begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Due to heavy volumes of
traffic around 7:30 a.m., it is advised that you plan accordingly. Students
must be in their classrooms when the 7:45 a.m. bell rings, or they will be
tardy and must report to the office for a tardy slip to be admitted to class.
Never drop your child off if he/she is tardy without coming in the building to
sign the student in.

Tardy and Sign-Out District Guideline Elementary/Middle School

  • Three (3) tardies or unexcused early dismissals within the same quarter will result in a warning being issued and the parent notified by the attendance clerk.
  •  On the 4th tardy or unexcused early dismissal within the same quarter, the student will receive 2 hours of After School Instruction (ASI) and the parent will be called for a conference at the school.
  • On the 5th tardy or unexcused early dismissal within the same quarter, the student will have a mandatory meeting with the school Principal and/or District Attendance Director and student will be placed on an attendance contract for the remainder of the quarter. If the student is out of zone, the student will be required to attend the school they are zoned to attend.


Tardy and Sign-Out District Guideline High School

TARDIES / UNEXCUSED ABSENCES TO CLASS

ANY STUDENT LATE TO SCHOOL NOT RIDING A BUS MUST REPORT TO THE
SIGN-IN / SIGN-OUT OFFICE FOR A TARDY NOTE. TARDIES WILL START OVER
AT NEW SEMESTER.
Being on time to school is essential for optimum teaching and learning.
When a student is tardy, he/she disrupts the teaching/learning process
of others and loses important learning time for himself/herself. School
bus transportation is provided free of charge to students in Warren
County. For this reason, tardies related to car problems, traffic, etc.,
are not valid reasons for tardiness. However, realizing that everyone 
has emergencies, the following tardy policy has been adopted for each
semester grading period:

A. A TARDY BY DEFINITION IS A STUDENT WHO IS NOT IN THE ROOM
WHEN THE LATE TONE SOUNDS FOR EACH CLASS PERIOD.

1) Student(s) accumulating 4 Tardies will receive a verbal warning
and a parent letter/phone call.
2) Student(s) accumulating 5 Tardies will receive one (1) day of ISS
and/or loss of parking pass for five (5) days. Parental contact will
be made.
3) Student(s) accumulating 6 Tardies will receive one (1) day of OSS,
loss of parking pass for ten (10) days, be placed on behavior
contract, AND possible discipline board referral.
4) Student(s) accumulating 7 Tardies or more will receive OSS until
discipline board meeting and loss of parking pass for the
REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER.
(No Refund)
 *Loss of parking pass will occur with a tardy in ANY class
period.

B. AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE TO SCHOOL OR UNEXCUSED CHECKOUT
IS WHEN A STUDENT MISSES HALF OR THE WHOLE CLASS PERIOD
WITHOUT AN EXCUSED NOTE. FOR EXAMPLE: THE STUDENT NEEDS
TO BE IN THE CLASS HALF THE CLASS PERIOD TO BE COUNTED FULL
PRESENT.
1. Student(s) accumulating 4 Unexcused Absences will receive a verbal
warning and a parent letter/phone call.
2. Student(s) accumulating 5 Unexcused Absences will receive one (1) day of
ISS and/or loss of parking pass for five (5) days. Parental contact will be
made.
3. Student(s) accumulating 6 Unexcused Absences will receive one (1) day of
OSS, loss of parking pass for ten (10) days, be placed on behavior
contract, AND possible discipline board referral.
4. Student(s) accumulating 7 Unexcused Absences or more will receive OSS
until discipline board meeting and loss of parking pass for the REMAINDER
OF THE SEMESTER.
(No Refund)

Tardiness/ Sign-Out Guidelines Spanish


Pautas del Distrito Con Respeto a Retardos/Salida Temprana

Año Escolar


Estar en la escuela y en la clase a tiempo es esencial para la enseñanza óptima, el aprendizaje, y la obtención de crédito y la ascensión al siguiente nivel de grado. El transporte escolar se proporciona de forma gratuita a los estudiantes en el condado de Warren. Por esta razón, la tardanza relacionada con problemas con vehículos, el tráfico, quedarse dormido, etc., no son razones válidas para llegar tarde.


Las clases comienzan a las 7:45 am y terminan a las 2:45 pm. Debido a grandes cantidades de tráfico alrededor de las 7:30 am, se aconseja que hagan planes como corresponde. Los estudiantes deben estar en sus clases cuando suena la campana de las 7:45 am, o se consideraran tarde y deben reportarse a la oficina para obtener una nota de tardanza para poder ir a clase. Nunca deje a su hijo(a) si él/ella ha llegado tarde sin entrar en el edificio para firmar la hoja de registro.

Pautas del Distrito de Tardanzas/Salida Temprana

Escuelas Primarias/Middle School(secundaria)

 

  • Tres (3) retardos o salidas tempranas injustificadas en el mismo periodo de cada 9 semanas resultaran de una advertencia y en un aviso a los padres por parte de la secretaria de asistencia.
  • En el cuarto (4to) retardo o salida temprana injustificada dentro del mismo periodo de cada 9 semanas, el estudiante recibirá 2 horas de ASI (Instrucción Después de la Escuela) y los padres serán llamados para una conferencia en la escuela.
  • En el quinto (5to) retardo o salida temprana injustificada dentro del mismo periodo de cada 9 semanas, el estudiante tendrá una junta obligatoria con el director de la escuela y/o el Director de Asistencia del Distrito y el estudiante será colocado en un contrato de asistencia para el resto del periodo de las 9 semanas. Si el estudiante está fuera de la zona escolar se requerirá que el estudiante asista a la escuela a la cual le toca ir.


Pautas del Distrito en Retardos/Salida Temprana de la High School


RETARDOS/ FALTAS INJUSTIFICADAS DE CLASES

CUALQUIER ESTUDIANTE QUE LLEGUE TARDE A LA ESCUELA Y NO VIAJA EN AUTOBÚS DEBE REPORTARSE A LA OFICINA DE FIRMAR DE ENTRADA Y SALIDA PARA RECOGER UNA NOTA DE RETARDO. RETARDOS EMPEZARAN DE NUEVO CADA NUEVO SEMESTRE. NO SE DARAN ADVERTENCIAS.

Llegar puntual a la escuela es esencial para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje óptimo. Cuando un estudiante llega tarde, él/ella interrumpe el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje de los demás y ellos mismos pierde tiempo importante de aprendizaje. Transporte de autobús escolar se proporciona gratuitamente a los estudiantes del Condado de Warren. Por esta razón, retardos relacionados con problemas de carro, tráfico, etc.…, no son razones válidas para la tardanza. 

Sin embargo, al darnos cuenta que cada uno tiene situaciones de emergencia, la siguiente política de tardanzas ha sido adoptada para cada semestre de período de calificaciones:

I.    DEFINICIÓN DE UNA TARDANZA ES UN ESTUDIANTE QUE NO ESTÁ EN EL SALÓN DE CLASE CUANDO SUENA LA CAMPANA CON EL SONIDO DE TONO FINAL.

  1. Estudiante(s) que acumule cuatro (4) Tardanzas recibirá una advertencia verbal y una carta a los padres/llamada telefónica.
  2. Estudiante(s) que acumule cinco (5) Tardanzas recibirá un (1) día de ISS y perdida del pase de estacionamiento por cinco (5) días. Los padres serán contactados.
  3. Estudiante(s) que acumule seis (6) Tardanzas recibirá un (1)   día de OSS, perdida del pase de estacionamiento por diez (10) días será puesto en contrato de comportamiento Y posiblemente sea referido al consejo disciplinario.
  4. Estudiante(s) que acumule siete (7) Tardanzas o más recibirá OSS hasta que tenga la junta del consejo disciplinario y la pérdida del pase de estacionamiento por el resto del semestre. (no reintegros)


Perdida del pase de estacionamiento ocurrirá con retardos en cualquier periodo de clase.


II.    AUSENCIA INJUSTIFICADA DE LA ESCUELA O SALIR SIN JUSTIFICACION ES CUANDO UN ESTUDIANTE PIERDE LA MITAD O TODO EL PERIODO DE LA CLASE SIN JUSTIFICACION.  

POR EJEMPLO:  EL ESTUDIANTE DEBE DE ESTAR EN LA CLASE LA MITAD DEL PERIDO DE CLASE PARA PODER SER CONTADO COMPLETO PRESENTE.

  1. Estudiante(s)que acumulen 3 Ausencias injustificadas recibirán una advertencia verbal y una conferencia entre padres y estudiantes, y se les asignará un contrato de asistencia.
  2. Estudiante(s)que acumulen 4 Ausencias injustificadas recibirán una evaluación de asistencia, que incluye el desarrollo de un plan de intervención.
  3. Estudiante(s)que acumulen 5 Ausencias injustificadas recibirán una carta de ausentismo escolar de la escuela.

NOTE:    

Estudiantes que acumulen 10 o más ausencias injustificadas no serán considerados en buena posición, lo que resultara en no poder asistir al baile de graduación, baile navideño, excursiones, etc. También resultara la inhabilidad de recibir un pase de estacionamiento en el día asignado de inscripciones.

Home Schooling

Parents may home school their own children pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-3050.  Students may be enrolled in Independent Home School or in Church-related Home Schools.  Mrs. Barbara Sander may be contacted for assistance in answering questions about home schooling.  The school system requests that parents notify the system of the intention to home school.

Independent Home School Requirements from the Tennessee Department of Education.


Education for Homeless Children and the McKinney-Vento Act

If you live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing.

Then, you have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

Homebound/Hospitalization Program

The mission of the Homebound/Hospital Program of  Warren County Schools is to provide continuity in a student's education with modifications in instruction based on individual needs due to illness.  Services are available to students in general education, special education, students with a 504 plan, and pregnant students who may experience an absence from school of longer than two weeks due to mental or medical illness.  Services are provided by a licensed teacher for a minimum of three hours per week.

A Homebound Referral Packet is available at each school and at the Central Office.  Parents are responsible for completing the packet and returning it to the Central Office at 2548 Morrison Street.  On Tuesday mornings at 8:15 the Homebound Advisory Committee reviews all packets received no later than 12 o'clock noon on Monday. 

The homebound program cannot replace or duplicate school-based instruction.  Homebound instruction is a temporary intervention.  Therefore, a variety of options may be provided to help students remain in school.  By working together - school, family, health provider - accommodations may be made to enable a student with medical problems to remain in a school setting.  Accommodations may be available based on recommendation of a health care provider and parent request.

Transcripts

Transcripts of school records up to 1998 are currently on file at the Warren County School Board's office at 2548 Morrison Street.  Barbara Sander maintains these files and may be contacted at 931-668-4022 ext. 231.  Warren County High School's counselor's office may be contacted at 931-668-5858 for more recent transcripts.

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Director of Attendance
CENTRAL OFFICE

Barbara Sander

Attendance Secretary
CENTRAL OFFICE