Attendance Policy


Time and again we have found that missing classes and missing days, for whatever reason, is the slippery slope to not succeeding at Long View. First, a student misses a unique speaker or activity, then he or she fails to do the make-up work which not nearly as interesting as the original class. Then the student falls further behind, and a vicious cycle starts.

We want to stop that cycle before it starts. We strongly believe that students need to view school as a priority and need to order their lives and activities accordingly. While family, jobs, social activities, doctors’ appointments and such are all important, we encourage that they all be balanced so as to take the absolute least amount of time away from school.

+ If an appointment must be made during the school week, then realize that Thursdays, when we do field trips, is the worst day to miss, because it is impossible to replicate the field trip experience.

+ If a student is absent, a parent/guardian must call the main office at (303) 982-8523. Phone calls from the student to their first hour teacher, showing responsibility and a desire to make up the work, are also appreciated.

+ Long View students are expected to maintain a 90% attendance rate.

+Long View does not differentiate between “excused “ and “unexcused” absences, except when absences have exceeded the maximum allowable and a student is on an attendance contract.

+ All new students are placed on Attendance Probation and will be given a contract for the first 9-weeks after they enroll. If they miss more than 10% of a scheduled class, they will be placed on a second attendance contract.

+ Once on contract, any absence that is due to a documented doctor’s appointment or a court appointment will not count against the student.

+Students who fail to maintain a 90% attendance rate while on a second contract will be required to take a Leave of Absence from Long View for one-quarter.

+All work missed during a student absence must be made up not more that two days following an absence, following school board policy.

We understand that people get sick and that things come up, but we also know that success at Long View is very much tied up with showing up every day. More than anything else, we want each student to be successful here.

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