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SFHS Attendance Policy

Parents are required to explain all absences in writing within 3 days of the student’s absence. Please note that emailed or faxed excuses will not be accepted. An excused absence permits work to be made up and are as follows:

  1. Student Illness
  2. Inclement weather (as announced by the Superintendent)
  3. Legal Quarantine
  4. Death in the immediate family
  5. Absence to observe traditional religious holidays, when verified by the student’s religious leader or minister.

Students are allowed 9 parent notes for sickness for the entire school year-all other absences will require a doctor’s excuse.   If a student misses more than half of the school day, a full absence will be accumulated.

Students are allowed 3 Administrative Leave days per school year to be used with the principal’s prior approval. Please email Mr. Brian Williamson 5 days in advance of the absence at to gain prior approval for personal days. Personal days will not be granted after the absence takes place.


If you have any questions concerning attendance, please contact Amy Mitchell at 625-3259.