OHS Tardy and Truancy Policy & Procedures

An absence must be cleared within 48 hours. It is the parent/guardian responsibility to excuse student absences. You may excuse your child’s absence in one of the following ways:

  • Send a note with your student upon return to school explaining the absence 
  • Call the Attendance Office, 662-2730, each day your child is absent
  • Leave a message on the Attendance Office answering machine 

Please share the specific reason for the absence. 

Failure to excuse an absence will result in a discipline referral. It is the student’s responsibility to contact teachers to obtain missing assignments/homework.  If an excused absence exceeds three days, parents/students should contact the Attendance Office for homework.

Parents may request homework after their child has been absent three consecutive days. 

Learn more about the consequences of unexcused absences.

Pre-Arranged Absence

If you know you will be absent, please fill out the   Pre-Arranged Absence form After parent/guardian signs the form, student will take it to teachers to get homework assignments in advance to keep up on work while absent.

Early Dismissals

Early dismissal notes or phone calls must be brought or directed to the Attendance Office.  Failure to obtain an early dismissal when leaving campus early will result in disciplinary action.  In order to accommodate parent /guardian requests for dismissals that occur during the school day, parents are asked to allow sufficient time for processing early dismissal requests. Due to the busy nature of the Attendance Office and daily student schedules, we cannot guarantee student pick up time without at least 30 minutes notice.