GAVC ATTENDANCE POLICY
2019 - 2020
At GAVC, we believe that student attendance is an integral part of the total learning experience. A student learns and experiences something new each day; therefore, it is imperative that a student be in attendance to take advantage of the educational opportunity.
Frequent absence from work is one of the primary causes for employee terminations. When hiring Center graduates, employers inquire about the individual’s attendance record at school. The primary purpose of the Center is to prepare students for success in the world of work. Since regular attendance is of utmost importance to future employment, the following Attendance Policy has been established.
A. Excused – Unexcused Absences
Students who have been absent 8 times without medical or bereavement documentation will be considered excessively absent. Any and all absences without documentation, in addition to parent phone call, will be considered unexcused. Unexcused absences do not allow for students to makeup work or lost opportunities to earn missed credits. Students excessively absent may be removed from the Center at the semester and become ineligible to return for a second year program.
B. Documenting Absences
Students absent from GAVC will be marked absent (excused) unless notified by the home school that the absence was unexcused. GAVC will then change the absence to unexcused.
Parents/Guardians must notify home school of any absence from GAVC to avoid possible discipline from home school.
GAVC students receive a professional development soft skills grade. Students are counseled by their instructor upon each instance of a tardy; they are informed of a 10 to 15 point loss upon the 2nd and 3rd tardy, resulting in a total loss of 25 points. You may access your student’s grade by utilizing our online information system at www.teacherease.com or through the link provided on the GAVC webpage at www.gavc-il.org.
Should your student receive a 4th tardy, GAVC will send a referral to the home school for further disciplinary action. Students who continue to accumulate tardies may be issued detentions, in-school suspensions, out of school suspensions, and ultimately program removal should the problem not be rectified. Parent phone call does not guarantee an excusal of a tardy. Examples of unexcused tardy with parent phone call include examples such as “slept in”, “didn’t leave in time for traffic”, “didn’t leave work in time”, etc.
Suspensions at the Center will disqualify the student from receiving the Excellent Attendance Rewards.
A. The Attendance Policy will be signed by student and parent and submitted electronically or in paper form within the first week of school.
B. The Assistant Director will serve as attendance officer to review unusual circumstances and to decide upon the application of the policy to situations which may not be specifically covered by the written policy.