Parent Information Page
Along with the PTSA newletter and Principal letter, this page may be updated from time to time as another communication line with our parents and community.
New Attendance Policies
ATTENTION ATTENDANCE POLICY CHANGES:
Please make sure students and parents check "PowerSchool" on a regular basis for attendance. Parents/guardians do not need to call in their student's absence; however we do require a note for any absences.
An absent note signed and dated by parent/guardian (ink only) must be brought by the student to the Attendance Office within 3 days of the student’s return to school, otherwise it will change to a truant.
Absent notes must include student’s first and last name, I.D. no., reason for absence, and dates of absence. Please attach any doctor’s notes if your student has been absent for 5 school days or more.
The Attendance Office opens daily at 7:30 a.m. Students may turn in absence notes before school, snack, lunch or after school, NOT during class time.
To avoid truancies, an approved Off-Campus Pass must be obtained PRIOR to leaving campus from the Health Office or Attendance Office. Students leaving for “personal or illness” reasons cannot return to school the same day. A note from parent/guardian, after the fact, cannot clear a truant once a student has left campus without obtaining an Off-Campus Pass.
No Off Campus Passes will be issued during finals.
Students CANNOT sign their own absent notes, nor can students sign for the parent, even if the parent has given them permission. The note will be returned for the parent’s signature.
If a student has 3 or more truants in one class they will not be allowed to attend school dances. Seniors, this could possibly include other senior activities such as prom.
Drop Offs - The Attendance Office will not be accepting any gift items such as flowers, balloons and/or presents for students. However, if a student is expecting items such as lunches, lunch money, books, folders, homework, etc., from parent or guardian, it is the student's responsibility to check if the item has been dropped off in the Attendance Office when time permits. Students will not be notified when items are dropped off. Parent/guardian may notify their student via text during break or lunch only.
Confiscated Items - If students' possessions are confiscated, such as cell phones, hats, ipods, etc. -- the 1st time a student can pick the item up after his/her last period of the day. The 2nd time and any time after that, a parent or legal guardian must personally pick up the item with valid I.D.
SHS Information & Policies
Grade Check Form (1/07)
SHS Discipline Policy (3/05 reprint)
Drug Sniffing Dogs on Campus (5/05 reprint)
Health Information & Forms
Authorization for Medication at School
Asthma Action Plan
Contract to Carry Life Sustaining Medications on Campus
Living With Asthma (6/06 reprint)
Drug & Alcohol Use Among Teens
Ten Actions Families Can Take to Raise Drug Free Kids
Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse
Signs & Symptons of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drug Use
Worried About a Friend or Family Member with Alcohol Problems
Substance Abuse Websites (10/5)
Information About Education & Youth
Considering Private College: Perspectives from 2 TUSD Families (12/04 reprint)