Attendance FAQs
Attendance Policy
Attendance Contact: [email protected] 

1. Can I excuse my student from Homeroom/Advisement for the whole semester?

  • No, please understand that Homeroom is an opportunity for your son/daughter to see teachers and get academic help outside of their regular class time.

  • The expectation for Homeroom/Advisement period is that if the student is on school grounds, they must report to class. One may not “excuse” a student from class to “hang around” in the halls, Commons, parking lot, or other common areas.

2. How many absences can my student have before they are penalized?

  • Even though you can make up work from excused classes, it is impossible to replicate the learning experience in the classroom.

  • Students may not receive credit for missed work during an unexcused absence.

  • A student may lose credit after 12 or more absences (excused or unexcused) in a base class.

3. How late can my student be before it is considered an absence?

  • District policy states that tardiness beyond twenty-five minutes of the class period will be recorded as an absence.

4. Can freshman leave for lunch, if a parent calls in and excuses them for it?

  • No. If a parent calls in and excuses them then the parent assumes responsibility for the student.

5. Are there any consequences for tardies?

  • Teacher's have discretion on how to monitor their own tardies.

  • The teachers may treat every 3 tardies as 1 unexcused absence as noted in the student handbook.

  • There is a strong correlation between being prompt for class and academic success. 

6. What are the consequences for unexcused absences?

  • Please make every effort to contact the attendance office (303-387-3502) within 48 hours if you wish to excuse your son/daughter from classes missed (unless permission is granted by a CHS sport or club).

  • Assignments will NOT be accepted for students missing class with an unexcused absence.       
  • Absences that are not excused within 48 hours will need to be cleared through an administrator.

7. What if there is inclement weather?

  • Student safety is our top concern. When there is inclement weather, we expect that some students will need additional time to ensure their safe arrival.