• chair Attendance Secretary: Caron Barnes

    Phone # 801-402-7006

    Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    E-Mail: cabarnes@dsdmail.net

     

    Fairfield Junior High School, Davis School District and Utah State Law requires that students attend regularly and that parents bear considerable responsibility in helping to ensure that students are in school when they are required to be there. The guidelines for student attendance at Fairfield Jr. High are as follows:   

     

    1. All absences must be verified within three days upon the student’s return to school.           NO PHONE CALLS will be accepted to clear absences any longer due to the safety of your student(s) and school liability.

     

    1. Students/parents are responsible for ensuring that all absences are verified through the Attendance Office. This may be accomplished in one of five ways

      1. Reply to the email that has bent sent to you from the school. 

      2. Emailing the Attendance Secretary at (cabarnes@dsdmail.net).

      3. In person - Have a parent or guardian come to the Attendance Office in person. 

      4. Fill out an Absence Clearance Form.

      5. IF NO INTERNET, you may bring in a note with a phone number verification, students first and last name, student number, grade and reason.

     

    1. Absences that may be verified by a parent include: family emergency, illness, medical appointment or a funeral. In all four cases, the following information must be provided to the attendance secretary: the exact dates and periods the student was absent, the reason for the absence, and a phone number where the parent or guardian can be reached should a question arise or further verification be needed.

     

    1. School-excused absences are considered part of the educational process. All school-excused absences must be authorized in advance. Students will be allowed to make up missed work for parent verified absences, and school excused absences, without losing points, if the work is made up in a reasonable amount of time. Each teacher will determine what that time is for his or her class, as explained in their disclosure. Teachers do not have to let a student make-up work or a test if the student has been truant from their class, the teacher may also choose to not allow make-up work for an absence that is not verified by a parent or legal guardian.

     

    1. Students are considered absent if they are late to class by more than thirty minutes or are not making an honest effort to get to class on time.

     

    1. Students who are late for 1st or 5th periods need to report to the attendance office to get an “admit to class”. The attendance secretary will indicate on the teachers rolls in the computer whether the late was an excused late/absence or if it was not excused. Teachers will mark students late unless students have a “Do Not Mark Tardy” slip from the office, this will appear as an “EL” on the attendance screen.

     

    1. Students who leave school any time during the school day are required to check out through the Attendance Office. This may be done with parent or guardian permission ONLY BY coming into the office and signing the student out or with a written note from the parent/guardian. Phone calls will no longer be accepted to allow a student to leave. Students who leave school or class without permission may be considered truant.

     

    1. If a student has been marked absent incorrectly, they need to check with the attendance office to determine the class period it was in, and then talk to the teacher who marked them absent to correct the absence.

     

    1. A student with excessive absences in a class during a term may be given a “U” for a citizenship grade. The definition of excessive absences at Fairfield Jr. High is three or more unexcused absences and/or six or more excused absences. School excused absences will not count towards a “U”. If there are extenuating circumstances that cause a student to be absent more than six times during a term then those will be handled on an individual basis between the teacher, student and an administrator if necessary.

     

    1. A student with four or more tardies in a class in any term may result in the student receiving a “U”.  

     

    1. Attendance at Intervention is required whether a student is assigned to a class, or has OPEN Intervention. Attendance is taken and students are held responsible to ensure that they have signed in to their correct intervention class. Failure to attend/sign in to intervention may result in a conference with an Administrator to discuss resolutions and/or consequences that may include a Truancy.