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Student Call Offs

To report your child off from school, please call 330-536-8426 ext. 100 or 195. For questions pertaining to your student's absence, contact Mrs. Parry at 330-536-8426 ext. 180.


The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. All students must be in their homeroom or 1st period class at this time. If a student is tardy, he/she is to go straight to the main office. A student is permitted to be tardy twice within the grading period and still receive perfect attendance for the grading period. 

All tardiness to school will be considered unexcused except for:

  • Severe weather conditions
  • Doctor’s appointment, medical reason (the student must have a written excuse from the doctor)
  • Appearance in court (student must have a written notice from the court)
  • Late arrival of the school bus

If you are tardy to class because of detainment by another teacher, you must have a pass from the staff member who caused your lateness. Office personnel will not issue passes for entrance into class unless they detain you.


Students are expected to be in school on time every day that school is in session.  If a student is absent, the parent must call the school office (ext 0) before 9:00 a.m. to report the student’s absence and give a reason for it. Without a parental call off, a student WILL NOT be permitted to make up missed work.  This absence will be an UNEXCUSED absence unless a doctor’s note or a valid copy of a prescription is presented to the attendance officer within 48 hours of the student’s return to school, or if the absence meets any of the criteria below:

Reasons for which students may be EXCUSED include, but are not limited to:

  • personal illness of the student;
  • illness in the student’s family necessitating the presence of the child;
  • needed at home to perform necessary work directly and exclusively for parents or legal guardians for a limited period of time when approved by the Superintendent (applies to students over 14 years of age only);
  • death in the family (applies to absences of up to 18 school hours unless a reasonable cause may be shown for a longer absence);
  • quarantine for contagious disease;
  • Medical, behavioral or dental appointment. The approving authority may require the written statement of a physician, mental health professional, or dentist if it is deemed appropriate;
  • observance of religious holidays consistent with a student’s truly held religious belief;
  • traveling out of state to attend a Board-approved enrichment activity or extracurricular activity (applies to absences of up to 24 school hours);
  • college visitation;
  • absences due to a student’s placement in foster care or change in foster care placement or any court proceedings related to their foster care status;
  • absences due to a student being homeless or
  • as determined by the Superintendent.


Absence for any reason other than those cited above is unwarranted and is considered an UNEXCUSED absence, even when a parental call off is made.  While it is sometimes necessary to schedule doctor or dentist appointments during school hours, it is suggested that this not be done on a regular basis.  When it is done, the student must bring a physician’s slip to the elementary school within 48 hours of returning to school.


Absenteeism Type

Consecutive Hours

Hours per School Month

Hours per School Year

Chronic Absenteeism



10% of total hours either excused or unexcused

Excessive Absences


38 excused or unexcused hours absent unless the absence is medically excused

65 excused or unexcused hours absent unless the absence is medically excused

Habitual Truancy

30 hours without a legitimate excuse for the consecutive absences

42 hours without legitimate excuses for absences

72 hours without legitimate excuses for absences


Ohio law (ORC 3321.191(E)) requires districts to report the information below:

  • When the district notified a parent or guardian that a student has excessive absences.

  • When a child has been absent without legitimate excuse from the public school the child is supposed to attend for 30 or more consecutive hours, 42 or more hours in one school month, or 72 or more hours in one school year.

  • When a child of compulsory school age who has been adjudicated an unruly child for being a habitual truant violates the court order regarding that adjudication.

  • When an absence intervention plan has been implemented for a child under Ohio law.

*Any questionable pattern of attendance will be checked by the building principal and may be referred to the County Attendance Officer. 



Students are always permitted to make up missed class work for EXCUSED absences.  It is suggested that for absences of longer than 3 days that the parent notify the school secretary and the student’s missed work will be collected in the school office for pick up by the parent. Students will not be permitted to make up any work and will receive zeros/no credit for UNEXCUSED absences.

It is solely the responsibility of the student to obtain all missed work.



We realize that parents often cannot control the dates of their vacations; however, such days do not constitute legal absence from school according to state law. Students who go on vacation will be considered for EXCUSED absences only if the following conditions are met:

  • A Vacation Request Form must be filled out by the parents and returned to the Principal’s office for approval at least one week before the first day of the absence. 
  • Students must be on vacation with their own parents.
  • Parents and students must make arrangements with all teachers for missed class work and assignments prior to leaving for vacation. 
  • Students MUST have a passing grade in all classes when the form is presented to the teacher prior to the vacation.
  • Excused vacations WILL NOT be granted during any state testing window.



When a student reaches 9 absences in a semester class, he/she will be non-credited and must retake the course. Similarly, when a student reaches 18 absences in a year class, he/she will be non-credited and must retake the course regardless of the student's current grade in the class.

Absences due to doctor's appointments, family illness (with doctor’s excuse), court appearances, participation in recognized religious services, family funerals, out of school suspensions, and school sponsored field trips will not count towards the 9/18 loss of credit policy  However, absence for any of the aforementioned reasons must be accompanied by proper documentation.



Students must be in attendance before the end of first period (8:35) and complete the school day to be eligible for extracurricular activities. The school administration may excuse a student for the following reasons: ● Routine doctor appointments with written permission. ● Attendance at a funeral ● School business ● Absences approved in advance, such as college visitation ● Other good and just causes

Students expelled, suspended from school, or serving in-school intervention are not eligible to participate in extracurricular activities during that period of time.