PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023

EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES Students who need to leave the building for a doctor, dental, court, or other valid appointment must call or present a written request from their parent/guardian to the main office before school or during a passing period. All requests for early dismissal must be approved by the administration.

Once the request is approved the student will receive an Early Dismissal Pass to present to the teacher and the main office when it is time to leave the building.

When leaving the building the student must sign-out in the main office. When returning to the building, the student must sign back in at the main office and may be asked to present a written statement verifying the appointment. ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL EVENTS For students to be eligible to compete or perform in an activity on that day, they must be in attendance no later than 11:15 a.m. Students will be allowed to participate in and attend any school activities on a non-school day following an absence if the absence was excused or was pre-arranged. Students with special circumstances, other than illness, will be considered for participation only with prior administrative approval. ILLNESS AT SCHOOL Any student becoming ill during school is to report to the Health Center. A consent form must be on file with the Health Clinic in order for a student to be seen. These forms are provided at registration, but extras are available in the main office or Health Center. Students must sign out in the main office before they leave school. Students who are ill will not be allowed to go home without parent permission. PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE PROCEDURE 1. The parent should call the school or have the student provide a written explanation to the office at least 5 school days prior to the absence. The student will be given a pre-arranged absence sheet to be signed by teachers. 2. A reason for the absence will be stated on the pre-arranged absence sheet. 3. The student is to obtain all homework assignments and have teachers’ signatures on the sheet. 4. The pre-arranged absence sheet will be returned to the main office prior to the absence. Failures to do so could result in the absence being unexcused. SCHOOL WORK MAKE-UP PROCEDURE ● Excused Absence - Upon returning to class, students will have the same number of days as they were absent to turn in the missed school work unless arrangements have been made with the individual teacher. Students will not be expected to take a test the day they return to school if a full day or more was missed (e.g. two days missed, two days to complete and turn in missed assignments after the initial day the student returns to school or make arrangements with his/her teachers.). Equitable alternatives will be provided to students when grades are taken on the day of an excused absence for participatory activities. No numeric grades shall be recorded in a manner that penalizes students during the excused make up days.

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