Lebanon High School Attendance Policy
Attendance Phone # 541-451-8549
It is important that you call our Attendance Office at 541-451-8549 when your student is absent from school. You can call 24 hours a day, as our phones have voicemail. Voicemail is checked numerous times throughout the day and entered onto a call log. You can also send a message to our Attendance Secretary, Tamaria Suing, on ParentSquare. When calling, emailing or sending a message through ParentSquare please let us know the name of your student, the date of the absence and a reason for the absence. Our attendance records must be reported to the state, and absences are “coded” with a reason. When we do not know a reason, we must list the absence as unexcused. Inform the school if you anticipate a longer absence (e.g., recovery after an injury, a trip, etc.). Below is our pre-arranged absence form.
- Pre-Arranged Absence Form
All trips are to be arranged one week in advance. Extended absences not pre-arranged will not be excused.
- Students who will be gone longer than 10 school days will be withdrawn from enrollment on the first day of absence and will need to re-enroll when they return. Once a student has been withdrawn from enrollment their school email and Canvas account will not be accessible.
Lebanon High School recognizes the following as acceptable reasons for excused absences:
- Illness, medical or dental appointments;
- Serious illness or death in the immediate family;
- Religious observances; and/or
- Pre-Arranged approved in advance by the principal (see form above)
Lebanon High School will NOT recognize the following as acceptable reasons for excused absences:
- Missing the bus or car malfunction;
- Shopping/haircut appointments;
- Family vacations, hunting or fishing excursions not approved in advance; and/or
- Birthdays, family visiting or other celebrations.
Besides losing time from learning because of an absence or tardy, research has shown that many who were allowed to attend school irregularly often develop the same practices in work and elsewhere in life. Furthermore, students who enter a classroom after being tardy or absent always feel disconnected and a bit lost. Regular attendance not only helps students maintain a consistent learning pattern in school, but it also helps students train for good habits in work and life.
Knowing that absences and tardies are not generally tolerated in the work force and that students develop those habits through the school years, Lebanon High School will consider 16 periods of unexcused absence in a four-day period as excessive and irregular. If a student continues to show irregular attendance, then the Linn-Benton Attendance Officer will be notified, which may result in legal proceedings being implemented as suggested by ORS 339.020 as written below:
“Every person having control of any child between the ages of 6-18 years who has not completed the 12th grade is required to send such a child to, and maintain the child in, regular school attendance at a public full-time school during the entire school term.”
Students are expected to be in class on time so they can get the full benefit of their opportunity to learn. If a student is not in the room when the bell begins to ring, they are considered tardy.
10 Day Rule
Oregon Administrative Rule # 581-023-0006(10)(c) requires a school district to remove a student from the district roll (enrollment) after ten days of consecutive absences, explained or unexplained.
Once a student has been withdrawn from enrollment their school email and Canvas account will not be accessible.