Baboquivari Secondary Campus
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Attendance Expectations

All students are expected to attend school every day and be on time.  

Parents should call the school office (719-1250) by 8:30 a.m. to report that their child will be absent from school.  

Illness of the students, death in the family, family problems of an emergency nature, religious purposes, or medial appointments will be considered an excused absence.  

A student reporting from an excused absence must bring a note from his/her parent/guardian or doctor verifying the reason for the absence. This note is to be given to the receptionist in the main office prior to the start of the school day.  

The school will attempt to telephone the homes of students who are absent each day.  Please call the school office if there are any changes in residence or phone numbers. 

Students who have missed 10 or more consecutive days of school with unexcused absences will be dropped by the registrar’s office on the 10th day. Students returning to school after 10 days of consecutive absences must re-register with the registrar before attending any classes.

Students who miss a class without authorized permission are marked as an unexcused absence. Missing four class periods in one day is considered a full day absent.

3, 6, 9 Attendance Notification Sequence

Note: The notification process pertains to the number of absences in a single course.

  • After the 3rd unexcused absence – The Advisory teacher will hand deliver a letter to the student and the Advisory teacher will inform the student’s parent/guardian. Then, he/she will notify the guidance counselor, via email, to begin the intervention process through Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Committee.
  • After the 6th unexcused absence - The Advisory teacher will submit an email to the administration team, school resource officer and guidance counselor. Administration is responsible for setting and holding an attendance conference with parents/guardians.
  • After the 9th unexcused absence - The Advisory teacher will submit an email to their administrator, school resource officer and guidance counselor. Administration is responsible for setting and holding an attendance conference with the principal and parents/guardians.
  • After the 10th unexcused absence - The student may not receive credit due to excessive unexcused absences. Administration, school resource officer, and guidance counselor will convene a conference after a formal appeal has been processed. Teacher input will be sought and gathered (within three days of receiving the notification of an appeal) prior to the conference, and will factor into the decision.

High School Appeal Process for Loss of Credit Due to Excessive Unexcused Absences
Parents, guardians, and/or students may file a written appeal for review by the Appeals Committee.
 
The Appeals Committee will consist of the principal, assistant principal of operations and student services, guidance counselor, and a teacher. 
 
The principal must receive the written appeal, including all supporting documentation, within five days of the end of the semester. The final decision will rest with the committee.
 
Please note that tardies and/or ditching incidents will have an impact on unexcused absences. Unexcused absences will be recorded after a given number of tardies and ditching incidents. See protocols listed below.


Tardy Protocol (Less than 10 minutes late)

The first through third tardies will be handled by the classroom teacher in the following manner:

First Tardy:

  • Verbal warning
  • Notify parent/guardian
  • Implement at least one intervention

Second Tardy:

  • Verbal warning
  • Notify parent/guardian
  • Implement at least one new intervention

Third Tardy:

  • Notify parent/guardian – written notice
  • First unexcused absence recorded
    • Every three tardies = one unexcused absence
  • Implement at least one new intervention
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee

The fourth and each subsequent tardy will be addressed by the administration in the following manner:

Fourth Tardy:

  • Notify parent/guardian
  • Lunch detention (one to two days) and/or community service (during or after school for one day)
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee

Fifth Tardy:

  • Notify parent/guardian
  • In-school suspension (one day) and/or community service (during or after school) (one to two days)
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee

Sixth Tardy and Each Tardy Thereafter:

  • Notify parent/guardian – written notice
  • Attendance conference with parents/guardian and student and attendance plan with listed consequences.
  • In-school suspension and/or community service (during or after school)
  • Second and each additional unexcused absence recorded
    • Every three tardies = one unexcused absence
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee

Ditching Protocol (more than 10 minutes late)

The first through third ditching incidents will be handled by the classroom teacher in the following manner:

First Ditching Incident:

  • Verbal warning
  • Notify parent/guardian
  • Implementation of at least one intervention

Second Ditching Incident:

  • Verbal warning
  • Notify parent/guardian
  • Implementation of at least one new intervention

Third Ditching Incident:

  • Notify parent/guardian – written notice
  • First unexcused absence recorded
  • Implementation of at least one new intervention
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee

The fourth and each subsequent ditching incident will be addressed by administration in the following manner:

Fourth Ditching Incident:

  • Notify parent/guardian – written notice
  • Second unexcused absence recorded
  • Lunch detention (one to two days) and/or community service (during or after school for one day)
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee

Fifth Ditching Incident:

  • Notify parent/guardian – written notice
  • Third unexcused absence recorded
  • Attendance conference with parents/guardian and student and place on a behavior plan.
  • Home visit by parent liaison and school resource officer (SRO).
    • A truancy citation may be issued by SRO.
  • In-school suspension (one day) and/or community service (during or after school for one to two days)
  • Refer to behavior specialist for TBRI intervention and/or MTSS Committee


Daily Schedule

 

Monday, Thursday Schedule  
Period Start End
Advisory 8:20 a.m. 8:34 a.m.
1st Period 8:37 a.m. 9:21 a.m.
2nd Period 9:24 a.m. 10:08 a.m.
3rd Period 10:11 a.m. 10:55 a.m.
4th Period 10:58 a.m. 11:42 a.m.
Lunch BMS 11:42 a.m. 12:12 p.m.
5th Period BMS 12:15 p.m. 12:59 p.m.
5th Period BHS 11:45 a.m. 12:29 p.m.
Lunch BHS 12:29 p.m. 12:59 p.m.
6th Period 1:02 p.m. 1:46 p.m.
7th Period 1:49 p.m. 2:33 p.m.
8th Period 2:36 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
     
Tuesday Schedule  
Period Start End
1st Period 8:20 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
2nd Period 9:50 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Lunch BMS 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Advisory BMS 11:50 a.m. 12:20  p.m.
Advisory BHS 11:20 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
Lunch BHS 11:50 a.m. 12:20 p.m.
3rd Period 12:25 p.m. 1:50 p.m.
4th Period 1:55 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
     
Wednesday Schedule    
Period Start End
5th Period 8:20 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
6th Period 9:50 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Lunch BMS 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Advisory BMS 11:50 a.m. 12:20 p.m.
Advisory BHS 11:20 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
Lunch BHS 11:50 a.m. 12:20 p.m.
7th Period 12:25 p.m. 1:50 p.m.
8th Period 1:55 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
     
Friday A & B Schedule  
Period Start End
1st/5th Period 8:20 a.m. 9:20 a.m.
2nd/6th Period 9:25 a.m. 10:25 a.m.
3rd/7th Period 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Lunch BMS 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Advisory BMS 12:05 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Advisory BHS 11:35 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
Lunch BHS 12:05 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
4th/8th Period 12:40 p.m. 1:40 p.m.
     

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