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Any student achieving no absences, no suspensions and no tardiness per semester will receive a certificate and an invitation to a celebratory event with the middle school administration. Students achieving no absences, no suspensions and no tardiness for a full school year will receive a certificate and an invitation to a celebratory event with school administration for Perfect Attendance at the end of the school year. 


Students obtaining a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0-3.3 for each nine week period will receive a certificate. 

Student of the Month 

Two middle school students each month, per grade level, will be recognized by their teachers as students of the month. Due to the organization of the 6th grade teams, three students are recognized. 



An absence is defined as not being present in class for more than 15 minutes. Absences may be considered excused for professional appointments, personal illness, other serious personal family problems, and family trips at times other than during semester examinations. The building principal, or a designee, shall determine whether the absence warrants an excused or unexcused absence. If a student is demonstrating "chronic absenteeism" (missing more than 10% of the school calendar days without medical documentation), Administration has the autonomy to require, from the parent of each student who has been absent for any reason, documentation to confirm the cause for such absence. 

It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements to make up work within the allowable time span. If a student has an excused absence or an absence resulting from participation in school activities or disciplinary restrictions/suspensions, the student may make up all work and tests missed. One day shall be granted for make-up work for each day of absence except in cases of final examinations or end-of-year work for which special arrangements must be made. Failure to make up the work in the time allowed will result in no credit awarded for missed assignments, projects, or tests. 

Students are required to have a parent or guardian contact the attendance administrative assistant through telephone (663-1076), email [email protected] or a note brought to the school office excusing their absence the day of or following their absence(s). Students sent home during the school day due to illness must still have their parents notify the office for additional days of school missed.

If the absence is not excused because of failure to follow the procedure for excusing an absence, the absence will be unexcused. Any absence that does not conform to the definition of an excused absence or that does not result from participation in school activities or disciplinary restrictions/suspensions, shall be classified an unexcused absence. An unexcused absence means that no credit will be given for assignments, projects, or tests due on the day missed, and students will have no opportunity to make up work or to take tests given at the time of the unexcused absence. 

Any student that has excessive unexcused absences through the course of the school year will receive a consequence deemed appropriate by administration. 

To be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, the student must be in attendance at every class period during the school day. The exceptions to participation are medical excused absences or administrative permission. 

Students must have a pass from the EMS office to enter other school buildings of the District at all times. This includes before or after school and during lunch hours. Consequences for students in violation will be determined by administration.