Canyon High School

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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
smwilliams@hartdistrict.org
ccalabrano@hartdistrict.org
 
 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.