AttendanceTo complete an Excused Absence Form online, please click here.
Good attendance is critical for student success at HiRMS. All absences will be coded unexcused unless an email or a written note from the parent/guardian is received. State law allows absences to be excused for the following reasons:
- Illness or injury
- Death in the immediate family
- Medical or dental appointments
- Court or administrative proceedings
- Religious observance
- Educational Opportunity
All other absences are coded as unlawful. Absences for personal trips are not excused according to state guidelines. In order to be recorded present, a student must be in attendance at least one-half day.Students who miss 20 days during the school year may receive no credit and may be retained or required to participate in some form of remediation. Students who have 10 absences must provide a doctor's note for each additional absence.To download an Educational Opportunity Form, please click here. The form must be submitted three (3) days prior to the absence.