Parents

 

Northside High School

2002 American Way
Columbus, GA  31909

Phone: 706-748-2920
Fax: 706-748-2931
Guidance Fax: 706-748-2932

 

Please remember that students are only allowed 15 absences per course. ABSENCES DO NOT RESET PER SEMESTER OR QUARTER. Once a student reaches the 16th absence, excused or unexcused, he or she will lose credit for the course.  Students must redeem their absences through Attendance Recovery within 30 days of accruing the absence for their Saturday School session to count. Students must sign up for Saturday School in the front office by Thursday afternoon of the week they plan to attend in order to reserve their spots.

** NEW 2017-2018  Absence Policy!**

When students are absent they should turn in an excuse for the absence to their 1st period teacher on the day they return to school.  When a student turns in an excuse they will be given all assignments that were missed during their absence.  Students will have 3 days to complete and submit any missing assignments to their instructor.  Course work will not be provided to students that do not provide an acceptable excused absence note within 3 days of their return.

As in the past, all doctor’s notes will be considered an excused absence.  However, only 2 parent notes will be accepted as excused absences per 9 weeks.  Any additional parent notes will be considered as an unexcused absence.

Students may attend Attendance Recovery sessions (designated Saturdays throughout the school year) in order to regain attendance credit for excused absences only.

Also, please remember that absences due to college visitation will be exempted from the attendance record when the office is given proof of visitation. 

Tardy Policy:

1st/ 2nd tardies to class – warning

3rd, 4th, 5th tardies to class – central detention is assigned per tardy

6th or more tardies – In School Suspension (1 day)

  • All tardies are counted except when a Doctor’s note is provided at the time of check in.

Saturday school is required for students who have exceeded the allowed absences and must recover credits for their classes. Only the first 60 students to sign up will have a spot and they must attend a recovery session within 30 days of the absence in order for it to count.

Additionally, parents, please remember that students are only allowed 15 absences per course. Once a student reaches the 16th absence, excused or unexcused, he or she will lose credit for the course.  Students must redeem their absences through Attendance Recovery within 30 days of accruing the absence for their Saturday School session to count. Students must sign up for Saturday School in the front office by Thursday afternoon of the week they plan to attend in order to reserve their spots.

** Attendance Recovery is for EXCUSED absences only!**

Please remember to sign up in the main office before the Thursday afternoon of the week you choose to attend.

Fall Dates:

  • September 23rd
  • October      7th
  • October      28th
  • December  9th
  • December  16th
You can have access to your child’s grades, class assignments and attendance.  Getting started is easy!

 Visit the guidance office any school day from 8:00-3:30.  Be sure to bring a picture  ID – your child’s information is for you only.

  • Verify the household information and sign the Census Verification Report.  You can complete this while you are here if it is not on file.  If you would like a copy of the form before you arrive, please have your child request it from the guidance office.
  • Receive your Activation Code letter that includes detailed instructions for your first login. Now you can access important information about your child anywhere you have internet access!
  Hint:  To view grades, click on the schedule tab and follow the instructions under Course Schedule.

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