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Attendance Policies

To clear a student's absences, you must contact the school attendance secretaries by phone or email.
By Phone 661-252-6110 ex127 or 128
By Email
 
 Attendance Privilege Program
Students with positive attendance patterns achieve higher grades, gain the necessary credits for graduation, and learn positive habits that contribute to their personal and post-secondary college and career success. Canyon High School students are expected to be in class regularly and on time. Off-Campus privileges and participation in school activities is a privilege that student earn the right to. Students with positive attendance and behavior will earn the right to privileges. 

TARDIES:
Students will receive a Saturday School (SOC) for the following:
• 5 period tardies
• 10 global tardies
*Subsequent SOCs may be assigned if continued tardies occur.
 
Off campus privileges will be revoked for the following:
• 10 period tardies
• 15 global tardies
*Lunch permits will be revoked for the following quarter and subsequent tardies may lead to SOC.
 
If a student reaches 30 global tardies in a semester, dance privileges will be revoked as indicated:
• Fall – Winter Formal
• Spring – Prom
*Attending one SOC will remove 5 tardies from a student’s total (for dance privileges only).

Other reasons that will revoke dance privileges:
• Suspension from school for any reason during a semester
• Outstanding SOC assignments
If a student purchases a dance bid and then is not allowed to attend, the bid will be refunded, but the school is not responsible for any personal expenses
(i.e., dress/tux costs, limo rental, etc.).

TRUANCIES:
Students will receive a Saturday School (SOC) for the following:
• 3 period truancies
• 5 global truancies
*Subsequent SOCs may be assigned if continued truancies occur.
 
Off campus privileges will be revoked for the following:
• 7 period truancies
• 10 global truancies
*Lunch permits will be revoked for the following quarter and subsequent truancies may lead to SOC.
 
If a student reaches 15 global truancies in a semester, dance privileges will be revoked as indicated:
• Fall – Winter Formal
• Spring – Prom
*Attending one SOC will remove 3 truancies from a student’s total (for dance privileges only).
 
Other reasons that will revoke dance privileges:
• Suspension from school for any reason during a semester
• Outstanding SOC assignments
If a student purchases a dance bid and then is not allowed to attend, the bid will be refunded, but the school is not responsible for any personal expenses
(i.e., dress/tux costs, limo rental, etc.).

An appeal process will be arranged for those who feel that exceptions for their attendance should be considered. The appeal process will consist of a written statement of why a student feels that they should be allowed to attend the dance being revoked. The appeal will be reviewed by a panel of three staff members including an Attendance Clerk, a Teacher, and an Administrator. Students who reach 10 tardies and/or truancies to their first class of the day may lose the privilege of having a first period class the following semester.