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If your child has missed 5 days, then you student is only one day away from missing the allowed six (6) days.

If your child has missed 6 days then your child has missed the allowed six (6) days and with one (1) more absence, your child will be placed on medical status and required to provide a medical excuse for each and every additional absence.  Failure to do so, will result in the absence being deemed unexcused.  Students with too many unexcused absences will be referred to the county Truancy Officer for possible parental prosecution for truancy (see below).

If your child has missed 10 days then your child has missed more than the allowed six (6) days and could possibly not earn credit for this semester.  You will be contacted in the next few days to schedule a conference with the school principal (in person or by telephone) to discuss this situation.  In addition, students and their parents will now be referred to the county Truancy Officer for possible intervention strategies.  Your student remains on medical status and all absences must be supported by a sign note/excuse from a licensed medical professional.

If your child has missed 15 days then at this point your child is now considered truant and the following actions will occur:

  • Notification to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for revocation of the student’s driving privileges
  • Notification to the Superintendent
  • Probable prosecution for truancy by the Crawford County Truancy Officer

Your student remains on medical status and all absences must be supported by a sign note/excuse from a licensed medical professional.

If your child has missed 20 days then you will be contacted in the next few days to schedule a conference with the school principal (in person or by telephone) to discuss this situation.  At this point your child is now legally truant and the following actions will occur:

  • Notification to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for revocation of the student’s driving privileges
  • Notification to the Superintendent for possible disciplinary action
  • Prosecution for truancy by the Crawford County Truancy Officer
  • Possible recommendation by the Principal for student expulsion for truancy

Your student remains on medical status and all absences must be supported by a sign note/excuse from a licensed medical professional.

If you child has missed 21 days and your child has been considered truant and the following actions will occur:

  • Notification to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for revocation of the student’s driving privileges
  • Recommendation for expulsion by the Principal to the Superintendent for truancy
  • Prosecution for truancy by the Crawford County Truancy Officer

This will be the last notice that we send you with regard to this issue.

All students are required to plan personal activities outside school times.  Activities such as personal errands, shopping, hair appointments, senior pictures, hunting/fishing, and driving examinations should be scheduled outside of school times.  Oversleeping and/or missing the bus are not valid reasons for missing school.  State law defines the following seven reasons as valid excuses for absence from school:

  • Illness of the student
  • Illness in the family
  • Death in the family
  • Quarantine of the home
  • Medical or dental appointment
  • Observation of religious holidays
  • Such good cause as may be acceptable to the principal

If your child was absent for one of the reasons listed above, please secure an appropriate excuse or document validating the reason for the absence and forward it to the attendance secretary at your earliest convenience.  

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