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FCHS Attendance Policy

As a military community, we are committed to providing a high quality education for our students. We also recognize that education must be a cooperative effort between students, parents, schools and the community. While parents are deployed around the globe and at war in many locations, we understand and sympathize with the stress and strain that families are facing, and we know that we must be supportive of their needs. At the same time, it is our shared responsibility to ensure that students have regular attendance in school in order for them to be provided a quality education. To support your child’s opportunity for quality educational experiences, the Garrison’s Policy addressing school attendance and truancy is stated below. 

Garrison Policy on School Attendance and Truancy

A student may have up to six (6) absences in one school year that will be deemed as excused based on a note or phone call from the student’s parent indicating: 

  • illness of the student;
  • death or severe illness in the family;
  • dental and physician appointments;
  • out of school suspension;
  • special cases as allowed by the Principal.

In addition to the above a student may have a maximum of 5 days per semester deemed as excused absence for Block Leave or R & R.  A letter from the Unit Commander confirming Block Leave, or documentation of R & R Orders must accompany all requests for excused absence from school. 

Consequences for More Than 5 Absences in 1 School Year

Six (6) absences in one school year: 

Letter from the principal to the sponsor informing them of the student’s absences. It will also state that for any additional absences to be considered excused written documentation from one of the following sources will be required: 

  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Death or severe illness of a family member

More than three (3) unexcused absences in one school year:

Letter from the principal to the sponsor and copied to the sponsor’s Chain of Command, requiring the sponsor and/or spouse to meet with the school’s Attendance Committee. Failure to appear will automatically result in actions described in the next level of the process. (See: Six (6) unexcused absences) 

More than six (6) unexcused absences in one school year: 

Letter from the School District’s Assistant Superintendent (via principal) to the sponsor requiring the sponsor, spouse, and student to appear before the Community Attendance Committee. Failure to appear before the Community Attendance Committee will result in forwarding the case to the Juvenile Review Board. 

More than ten (10) unexcused absences a school year: 

A letter sent by the principal to the sponsor requiring the sponsor, spouse and student to appear before the Juvenile Review Board. Failure to appear before the Juvenile Review Board will result in reporting the family to Child Advocacy on charges of neglect. More than ten (10) absences in one year for student 16 years of age and older: Action: Letter sent to the Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles for revocation of a Kentucky driver’s license. This is in compliance to the Kentucky State Law and for students who are 16 years of age or older. (KRS: 159.051) (Related-Tennessee Law; T.C.A 49-6-3017) 

Notifications to Command may include any unusual circumstances made known to the school. The Kentucky District Assistant Superintendent reserves the right to forward or to withhold this information. Unusual circumstances, such as accident/injury, hospital/institution stays, and extended illness will be addressed on a case by case basis. 

The Garrison is very aware of the need for families to spend quality time together. However, excessive absences from school decrease the opportunity for academic success of any child. Therefore, a maximum of 5 days per semester will be deemed as excused absence for Block Leave or R & R. A letter from the Unit Commander for Block Leave, or R & R Orders must accompany requests for excused absence. We urge you to spend some of your quality time visiting your child’s classroom, going on school study trips, or volunteering in the school. The Fort Campbell Garrison Command supports you as parents and military service members, and appreciates your cooperation in all efforts to educate your children. 

Original Document dated October 15, 2010 (PDF 31 Kbs) 

Attendance Policy Brochure (PDF 51 Kbs) 

Tardy Procedures

Any student who is late to school must have a pass from the office (signed and marked excused or unexcused) to enter class.  Only unexcused tardies will be counted and applied toward the procedures put forth in this policy. An excused tardy is one in which the student has been excused by the administration or a staff member.  It is the student’s responsibility to present the excused pass to the teacher with whom he/she is tardy. Tardies are cumulative for the duration of the current semester.  At the end of the semester, the tardy count is reset to zero. Students who drive and have been excessively tardy   will have their on-campus driving privileges suspended progressively for each tardy beyond four. (5 = 2 weeks; 6 = 4 weeks; 7 = 6 weeks, etc.)

Consequences of Being Tardy

  • First and Second Tardies: Verbal warning by teacher
  • Third Tardy: Written warning
  • Fourth Tardy: After-School Detention
  • Fifth Tardy – After-School Detention x 2
  • Sixth Tardy: Saturday School
  • Seventh Tardy: Loss of eligibility to attend/participate in extra curricular activities for the remainder of the semester
  • Subsequent Tardies: Suspension
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