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Parents & Guardians
The attendance hotline is available 24 hours, 7 days a week for your convenience. This is a recorded hotline that you can utilize to excuse your student's absence in advance or up to 24 hours after the absence. The absence must be verified within 24 hours of the absence by the student's parent or guardian.
When calling, please provide the following information:
Your name and relationship to the student
Student's first and last name (please spell the last name)
Student's grade (i.e. 11th grader)
Specific dates and times of the absences
Example: This is Jane Doe. I am calling to excuse my son, John Doe, who is in the 11th grade, from 9 am to 3:30 pm or hours 2-7 on Thursday, September 6th.
We encourage use of the hotline to verify a student's absence including planned absences (doctor and dental appointments). If a telephone is not available, a written note can be used to excuse the absence.
An absence must be cleared within 24 hours or the absence will remain unexcused, which could result in a 3% grade reduction from the classroom teacher.
H. H. Dow High School has a 12-day per semester maximum absence policy
Unexcused absences do not allow students to make up school work
School excused absences are not counted in the 12-day limit
Medical absences are not counted in the 12-day limit
Pre-excused absences are counted
If a student is out for medical reasons, (i.e. dentist, orthodontist, doctor appointment for illness), parents/students need to provide Student Services with a physician's note of verification for the hour(s) or day(s) of absence.
Students who exceed the 12-day limit and fail the first two marking periods will be dropped from the class if they are 16 or over. Students under the age of 16 years and reach the 12-day limit are subject to a truancy petition to the Midland County Probate Court.
Students who exceed the 12-days are required to take the final exam and earn a 70% or better on the final exam to earn credit for the class (this includes senior students). If they do not earn a 70% on the exam, the student receives a NC/No Credit.