|Written Parent Excuse|
|Doctor’s Student Absence Report|
|No Credit Attendance – HIGH SCHOOL ONLY|
|Make Up Work|
The attendance policy is adopted in recognition of the relationship between attendance and learning. Real • learning and development are less likely to occur when there are inadequate opportunities for interaction between students and teachers.
When a pupil has three days or equivalent of a verified unlawful absence (unexcused), a notice of unlawful • absence will be sent to the parents/guardians by certified mail.
If any additional unlawful absences occur, a second • offense notice will be turned over to the magistrate for each additional absence. The district will develop a truancy elimination plan. The legal and procedural policies for dealing with truant behavior are presented in detail beginning on page 41.
The school office will keep an accurate record of absences as required by the compulsory attendance laws of Pennsylvania. In order to do so, the parent/guardian MUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN EXCUSE FOR EVERY FULL DAY OR PARTIAL DAY OF STUDENT ABSENCE. This includes being tardy to school and early dismissals from school.
|DOCTOR’S STUDENT ABSENCE REPORT|
A Doctor/Physician’s statement will verify an illness- related absence as being excused. Illness-related absences not explained by a doctor’s excuse can be called questionable.
The fact that a parent/guardian has submitted a written explanation does not automatically mean the absence is EXCUSED. Cases of erratic or patterned absences will be called QUESTIONABLE. The parent/guardian may have to supply additional documentation to the building principal for review. If this is not done, the absence or absences will be called UNEXCUSED/UNLAWFUL
|Not Included in 10 day Absence Policy
Included in 10 day Absence Policy
Unexcused absences cannot be appealed; credit will be lost.
It is your responsibility to see that you get to school and to class on time. It is the responsibility of the school to encourage your punctuality and minimize inconvenience and possible disruption to other people in the school. To encourage responsible behavior, the following rules apply:
HIGH SCHOOL ONLY:
Upon your return to school from an excused absence, it is your responsibility to contact your teachers regarding assignments and tests that you have missed. Since success in current work depends upon knowledge of previous lessons, YOU SHOULD COMPLETE YOUR MAKE-UP WORK WITHIN ONE WEEK AFTER AN EXCUSED MEDICAL ABSENCE. If you are present or tardy (Excused) to school and a test is announced, you will be expected to take the test the day you return to class.
All make-up work must be completed before the close of the given grading period. If the make-up work is not completed in the allotted time, a student may receive a reduced or failing grade for the given grading period. STUDENTS WHO ARE UNEXCUSED FROM OR ABSENT WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM CLASS/SCHOOL ARE NOT PERMITTED TO MAKE UP MISSED CLASS WORK. Students excused for college tours, visitations or vacations are to have all of their assignments completed and submitted to their respective teacher on the day they return to school.
(1) STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Shirts – A collared polo or button down shirt with long or short sleeves and finished seams must be worn. All tops must reach at least the waist and must not go below the mid-thigh area in length. All shirts must be a solid color of maroon, gold, black, white, yellow, or gray only. A small (approximately one square inch) logo is permitted. We recommend that shirts be “tucked in”. No more than 2 buttons may be unbuttoned. Solid color sweatshirts and sweaters including crew neck, V- neck, full-length zipper, half-zipper pullover, boat neck, vest/sweater vest, and cardigan can be worn as part of a layered outfit worn with a collared shirt (which must be visible at all times).
Pants and Shorts – Pants and shorts are permitted in solid colors of tan, navy blue or black only. We recommend that students wear a belt. The length of the pants should not extend beyond the bottom of the shoe, and the width should not be wider than the shoe size. The hemline of shorts must be no more than two (2) inches above the knee.
Shoes – Dress shoes, boots, and sneakers (without wheels) are the only shoes permitted, and they must have nonskid soles. If the shoes have laces, they must be tied.
Socks – Any color sock is permitted.
Sizing – Clothing must be sized properly and not exceed more than 1 regular size larger or smaller than the student’s actual size.
Steel Valley Female Student Appropriate Dress
Jumpers, Skirts, Shorts, Capris, and Skorts – Tan, navy blue and black jumpers, skirts, shorts, capris, and skirts are permitted to be worn. The hemline should be no more than 2 inches above the knee, and the length of a long skirt should not extend beyond the bottom of the shoe.
Additional Clothing and Accessories
(b)The decision as to whether a student’s clothing is unacceptable is made by the applicable building administrator, upon the administrator’s own initiative or the request of a classroom teacher. If a student’s clothing is determined to be unacceptable, the student will be required to change the clothing. If the student is unable or unwilling to change the clothing, further disciplinary measures will occur.
|QUALIFICATIONS FOR – HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
To participate in Commencement, the following requirements must have been satisfactorily completed:
A total of 28 credits distributed as:
No credit given for any course repeated for enrichment
|English (& Graduation project)||
|Specific Tech & Info Science||1.0|
|Total Credits needed||28.0|
|A minimum of 30 hours of community service on record for each senior.|
- Students will NOT be penalized for any programming/credit assignment changes affecting computers, physical education, and health.
- Seniors who are attending Steel Center AVTS may secure a waiver for the Technology & Information Science and/or one social studies elective if class time is needed for another graduation requirement.
- College bound student athletes who wish to participate in athletics in college must complete a core curriculum that includes 14 academic courses to meet NCAA Clearinghouse Eligibility. The requirements differ slightly for Divisions I, II, and III. There is a grade point average requirement and an SAT or ACT test minimum score requirement-check with your counselor.
- All students graduating from Steel Valley High School must complete a graduation project that fulfills the requirement of the Steel Valley School District, Steel Valley High School, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations
- Students must meet the minimum attendance requirements and fulfill all obligations. (return all textbooks, athletic equipment, library books, detentions, suspensions, moneys owed, etc.) All obligations must be paid by cash after the first school day in May, but not later than two school days before commencement.
- If student is under a suspension, he/she will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony.
- A student will be denied participation in commencement by administrative action when personal conduct so warrants or the student has failed to meet all of the graduation requirements.
Each school district (including charter schools)
shall specify requirements for graduation in the strategic plan under section 4.13 (relating to strategic planning). Requirements shall include course completion and grades, completion of a culminating project, and results of local
assessments aligned with the academic standards. Students will demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics on either the State assessments administered in grade 11 or 12 or
local assessment aligned with academic standards and State assessments under section 4.52 (relating to local assessment system) at the proficient level
or better in order to graduate. The purpose of the culminating graduation project is to assure that students are able to apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and communicate significant knowledge and understanding (PDE, Chapter 4, Annex A, 1999, p. 13).
- Students are to dress appropriately for the commencement ceremony. More detailed information regarding procedures will be provided prior to the commencement ceremony.