POLICY ON DISMISSALS FROM SCHOOL
Dismissal from school may be granted for medical reasons or home emergencies at the discretion of the School Administration. Medical appointments should be scheduled outside school hours whenever possible.
To obtain a dismissal slip, a student must bring a note to the Main Office (window) on the way into the building on the day of the dismissal. The note must be signed by his/her parent or guardian requesting permission to leave school stating time, date, and reason for dismissal. Dismissal notes must also include the name and location of the doctor, and a telephone number where a parent may be reached during the school day.
Student will then be given a pass to use during the class in which they will be dismissed. At dismissal time, student should show pass to their teacher and then bring the pass to the front office on their way out of the building. Students will NOT be called down from class
DISMISSAL NOTES MUST BE CONFIRMED THROUGH CONTACT WITH A PARENT PRIOR TO THE STUDENT LEAVING SCHOOL. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL OR EMAIL A HOUSE or B HOUSE OFFICE IN THE MORNING ON THE DAY THEIR CHILD IS TO BE DISMISSED TO CONFIRM THE NOTE. IF THIS CONTACT IS NOT MADE, THE SCHOOL MUST CONTACT THE PARENT BY PHONE PRIOR TO ALLOWING THE STUDENT TO LEAVE.
- Students dismissed for medical reasons must be dismissed through the School Nurse.
- Students dismissed for non-medical reasons must be dismissed through an Assistant Principal.
Dismissals will be allowed for the following reasons:
1. Medical appointments
2. Court or social service appointment
3. Family emergency (documentation required)
4. Family bereavement
5. Family vacation or family obligation (undocumented)
6. Representation of Franklin High School in a school-related activity.
7. Illness – as approved by the school nurse and/or administration (undocumented)
8. Unusual circumstance deemed appropriate by the Assistant Principal (may be documented or undocumented per Assistant Principal)
Upon returning to school, students must present documentation for the dismissal to the A or B House Office. Parents and students should be aware that dismissals without documentation will count as undocumented absences for missed classes. Furthermore, per the attendance policy, dismissals due to family vacations, family obligations or illness (without a doctor’s visit) will count as undocumented absences for missed classes. Students shall have 7 days from the date of return to document the dismissal.
If a student has forgotten his/her dismissal note or requires an unexpected dismissal, that student will not be dismissed unless a parent or guardian comes in to the Main Office to sign a dismissal note. This parent must show a photo ID at the time they are signing their student out. For safety reasons relatives, neighbors, or friends cannot be considered substitutes for a parent or guardian. THE SCHOOL CANNOT DISMISS A STUDENT WITHOUT WRITTEN CONFIRMATION BY NOTE, FAX OR EMAIL FROM A PARENT, GUARDIAN OR EMERGENCY CONTACT.
All absence, tardy and dismissal notes must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Notes from relatives, neighbors, or friends cannot and will not be accepted. The only accepted signature on any note will be that of a parent or guardian.
SPECIAL ATTENDANCE ISSUES
Student Not Living with Parent or Guardian
A student who is not living with a parent or guardian is expected to follow all the rules and regulation of the school in the same manner as all other students. Notes (to excuse absences, etc.) should be written by the responsible caregiver or the adult member of the household in which the student lives. If the student lives in a situation where no adult authority is present, arrangements regarding attendance and discipline procedures must be set up by means of a meeting of the student and the Assistant Principal during the week when the independent living situation begins.