School Attendance Policies

Student success in school is directly tied to attendance. Responsibility for attending class lies with the student.


Regular attendance is critical to academic success.
Students absent from class are required to bring a doctor’s note to the attendance office stating the date(s) of the absence in order for the absence to be excused. If the student has no doctor’s note, they must bring a note from a parent stating the date(s) of the absence and the reason(s) for the absence upon their return to school.


All students arriving more than 10 minutes late to class must report to the office for a tardy slip. Tardies may be excused for illness and medical appointments only. During the school day, students are considered “on-time” when they are in their seats and ready to work when the tardy bell rings. RMS tardy policy is strictly enforced.

1-2 = Warning
3 = Parent contact by teacher + 30 minute detention
4 = “N” in citizenship
5 = Parent contact by administrator + 1 hour detention
6 = “U” in citizenship
7 = Class Suspension
8th tardy and above = possible SARB referral