The attendance office opens at 6:30 a.m. in order for students to turn in an absence verification, or for off-schedules. After 8:00 a.m., students must come into the attendance office during nutrition, in-between class, or lunch to turn in an absence verification or to receive off-schedules. Students benefit most from attending daily presentations and lessons by our teachers.
A student who misses a portion or all of a period in the day puts the student at a disadvantage in accessing information, knowledge, learning skills, and information application. Therefore, each student is required to attend all meetings of every class for which he or she is enrolled.
Absences must be excused within 72 hours of returning to school. Absences may be excused either via note from parent, BHS App Notification, email to Attendance staff, or phone call to Attendance staff. If a student is coming in late, the parent must provide a note stating the reason for coming in late, the student must time stamp the note in the Attendance Office PRIOR to going to class. Unexcused absences and tardies place the student in jeopardy of losing one or more classes and receiving a grade of "F," as delineated in the school attendance policy. Students are responsible for making up all work missed within a reasonable time period outlined by the teacher.
Parents should call the counseling office to receive homework after two consecutive days of an absence that is expected to continue. That work can be picked up in 24 hours. Work to be made up for less than 3-5 days can be picked up upon the return of the student. Messages for teachers can be left on voice mail at the school.
- Linda Bitto, Ext. 51933
- Jennifer Vardanian, Ext. 51931