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Attendance Policy


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DoDEA has implemented a system-wide attendance policy for students in DoDEA schools throughout the world. This new policy is consistent with those found in many public schools throughout the United States. School attendance has been identified as a serious issue for children throughout the country and military children are no exception. 

DoDEA's attendance policy provides specific guidance on attendance and identifies support services for students at-risk for not fulfilling the grade or course requirements. 

Regular school attendance correlates directly with success in academic work, improves social interaction with adults and peers and provides opportunities for important communication between teachers and students. Regular attendance also has a cumulative effect of establishing life-long positive traits — responsibility, determination, respect for rules of society -- that are critical for developing career readiness skills, success in college and in life

School Level Attendance Policy

Each teacher will maintain an accurate record of daily attendance for each student. This includes teachers of special subjects and special education as well as teachers in regular classrooms. The teacher will maintain attendance records electronically.

Students are encouraged to make up all work missed during their absence. (Please see Planned Absence, page 21). Failure to do so may result in a lower overall grade on the progress report.

Excessive and unexcused absences are considered to be disruptive to learning. Enrollment should be on a consistent and regular basis.

Dual enrollment in AEIS and local national schools is not encouraged due to the fact that students are put under added stress trying to meet the demands of both curriculums. Often the costs to the student outweigh any cultural benefits.

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE GRADES ON A PROGRESS REPORT, A STUDENT MUST HAVE BEEN IN ATTENDANCE AT LEAST 20 SCHOOL DAYS OF THAT QUARTER. 21

It is a known fact that consistent school attendance and a student's grades are strongly interrelated. At Amelia Earhart Intermediate School, the educational program is organized on a basic assumption that all students will attend school regularly and that they will be punctual. Adherence to the school attendance policy is the responsibility of the sponsor, parents, and students. When students have an extended absence, academic progress is often affected. Therefore, we encourage you to consider the school calendar when planning long vacations or trips.