Temporary early dismissals are granted upon written or telephone requests by the parent/guardian. The request must be made before school on the day of the dismissal. It is recommended that phone calls be made between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The absence covered by the dismissal will be classified in accordance with the other absences as noted previously, and the early dismissal form must be signed by teachers whose classes will be missed.
Lack of Compliance with Staff: Students who show direct defiance or disrespect to school personnel, or who refuse to respond to reasonable requests or to give proper identification, are subject to progressive discipline/suspension.
We strongly encourage the scheduling of appointments and family vacations to be outside of the school day. Attendance is the single most important factor in determining academic achievement. However, we honor “family time.” Absences of 3 days or fewer based on travel or significant lifetime events will be excused. Parent/guardian must submit a written request to the principal prior to the absence. Please be aware that these absences put students at academic risk due to the loss of instructional time. The student is expected to coordinate with the teacher a plan for the recovery of required learning, assignments, and assessments.
Pre-arranged absences of four or more days must fill out a Leave of Absence form. If the absence will exceed 20 consecutive days, the student will be withdrawn. Leave of Absence forms can be obtained from the attendance office.
No student may be outside of a classroom unless the student has an officially approved pass. Hall passes will not be issued during the first ten minutes or last ten minutes of class. Students are not to be in the halls during that time. Students are not allowed off campus except before school, after school, and at lunch (11th and 12th grades only). Loitering in the parking lots is not permitted. Students who return to campus from being truant may be subject to search by school personnel. Except for emergencies, students must receive permission from a teacher to leave class early. The student is expected to have good cause and return to class promptly. When called from class by a school official, the student is expected to report directly to class after leaving that office. Students who leave class and use the time away for other than intended reasons will be considered truant and subject to corrective action.
Unauthorized absence from school, classes, Study Hall, or leaving the campus at any time other than during lunch will be considered truancy. In instances of truancy, the student will not be allowed to make up work missed. Missing three periods in a day constitutes a full day absence. Five (5) unexcused absences in one month or ten (10) unexcused absences in a school year will cause the school to file a BECCA petition with the Juvenile Court System or Truancy Advisory Board.
Tardiness to class brings the following consequences. Discipline will be progressive:
1st -3rd tardy- Teacher discretion/teacher conferences with student.
4th tardy- Refer to Administrator. Lunch detention Assigned.
6/8/10/etc. Every subsequent even numbered tardy will result in referral to Administrator.
NOTE: If a student is caught in a tardy sweep, it will automatically result in a lunch detention.
Hazen High School does not have an open campus; we do have an open lunch privilege for 11th and 12th grade students. This allows juniors and seniors to leave the campus at lunch, but they are expected to report on time to class after lunch. Please note: 9th and 10th graders must remain on campus during lunch.