Every child between the ages of 7 and 17 years shall be required to enroll in school and attend for the entire length of every scholastic year. (Alabama Code 16-28-3)

All students are expected to attend school regularly. Regardless of the reason for any absence, a written excuse, signed by the parent, should be brought on the first day back after the absence. The note should be submitted to the appropriate school official following the procedures established by individual school rules. School officials will decide if the absence is excused or not. All absences will be considered unexcused in the absence of a written excuse.

Written excuses and/or doctors excuses not received within the first three school days after the absence will not be accepted. These absences will remain unexcused. It is the responsibility of the parent to see that excuses are provided within this time period.

Students are expected to make up all work missed during any absence. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to arrange with the teacher for any make-up work. This must be done during the first three days the student is back in school.

Any student who is absent five unexcused days, will be reported to the Pike County Truancy Intervention Program by the School Attendance Officer. Students who accumulate over ten unexcused absences will be referred to the Pike County Juvenile Court and a Juvenile petition will be filed. A juvenile court appearance will be required.

The school district will sign a Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor warrant on parents who fail to meet their responsibilities regarding school attendance.
Butch Phelps
Butch Phelps
Truancy Intervention
Phone: 334-566-1850
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