Miami Lakes Educational Center
Miami Lakes Educational Center

Attendance Policies

Attendance Policies (Powerpoint | PDF)

Important information regarding attendance

  • A student accumulating ten (10) or more unexcused class absences in an annual course or five (5) or more unexcused class absences in a designated semester course will be subject to the withholding of passing final grade(s).
  • All absences will be unexcused until documentation is provided to the school and presented to the office. Students will have three (3) school days, upon their return, to turn in said note in order to excuse the absence(s). We cannot make any change after three (3) school days; therefore it is imperative that documentation is brought in immediately. Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to request the work from the teacher and submit all make-up work within three (3) school days.
  • Absences Defined  –  Excused School/Class Absences and Tardies

Student illness: Student missing five (5) or more consecutive days of school due to illness or injury is required to provide a written statement from a health care provider. The written statement must include all days the student has been absent from school. If a student is chronically sick and repeatedly absent from school due to a specific medical condition, he or she must be under the supervision of a health care provider in order to receive excused absences from school.

Medical appointment: If a student is absent from school due to a medical appointment, a written statement from a health care provider indicating the date and time of the appointment must be submitted to the principal.

Death in family

Observance of a religious holiday or service: when it is mandated for all members of a faith that such a holiday or service be observed.

School-sponsored event or educational enrichment activity: when approved by the principal or principal designee: The student must receive advance written permission from the principal or the principal’s designee. Examples of special events include: public functions, conferences, regional, state and national competitions.

Subpoena by law enforcement agency or mandatory court appearance

Outdoor suspensions

Other individual student absences: beyond the control of the parent/guardian or student, as determined and approved by the principal or the principal designee. The principal shall require documentation related to the condition.

All other absences will remain unexcused!

Our school tardy policy (for unexcused tardies) is as follows:

1st tardy to school: Warning
2nd tardy to school: Warning
3rd tardy to school: Early Morning Detention
4th tardy to school: Early Morning Detention
5th tardy to school: Administrative action which may include — Referral, meeting with parents, and consideration to return to home school.

Admits will be administered before/after school and during lunch in student services.