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Rigby High School is home to over 1500 students & over 100 Staff members.
Rigby High School operates on a trimester system. Each of 5 class periods meet for 69 minutes each day, advisory classes meet 1 time per week for 30 minutes and students and staff have a 30-45 minute lunch period each day depending on students attendance and grades.
Wednesdays are early release at 2:40 PM for students to allow for teacher collaboration time in the morning to facilitate the implementation of the Idaho Core Standards as well as Professional Learning Communities.
Attendance at school is an indicator of success in school and is necessary for maximum student learning. All students are expected to be in class on time every school day. Jefferson School District defines acceptable school attendance as missing not more than seven (7) days per trimester. If a student must be absent from school, the parent/guardian is requested to call the office by 9:00 am to report the absence for that day. If a phone call is not possible, a note explaining the absence must be given to the office on the day of return. If parents/guardians find it necessary to take students out of school for an extended period of time, please contact the office in advance. (Board Policy 3050 and 2380)
Students who accrue ten (10) consecutive absences will be dropped from school. When the student returns to school, the student may be re-enrolled in school. Students served by homebound will not be included in this procedure (Board Policy 2380). In addition, students with seven (7) or more unverified absences, whether consecutive or accumulative, may be referred to the Board of Trustees, or designee, as a habitual truant.
A student may have seven (7) counting unverified absences in each class and still be allowed to earn credit in the class. A counting unverified absence is any absence other than Funeral, Court, Medical, Suspension, or School Activity.
If a student reaches eight (8) counting unverified absences in a class, the student must make up the absence by restoring seat time. For each class absence, a student must spend two (2) hours of seat time during Saturday School. Saturday School is only 3 hours, so the most a student can make up on any given Saturday is 1.5 class period absences.
A student only has three weeks from the date of the absence to make up seat time. If a student knows they are going to be absent and the absence will put them over seven, then hours can be made up during Saturday School before the absence.
Tardies caused by a late bus, inclement weather, or for medical reasons are excused and shall not be counted on the student’s record. “Excessive” tardies is defined as more than five tardies. (Board Policy 3050 and 2380)
A student may be tardy five (5) times to an individual class and still earn credit. If a student is tardy the 6th time in a class, the student must start making up tardies in order to earn credit in that class. A student can make up tardies by doing 1of 3 actions (There will not be Lunch or After School detentions):
1) A student may attend Early Morning Detention from 7:30am - 8:00 am twice to make up 1 class period tardy,
2) A student can attend only one Early Morning Detention for each tardy if the student serves from 7:30am - 8:25am.
3) A student may attend Saturday School for one hour per every tardy in order to make up a tardy. Therefore, the maximum number of tardies a student may make up during Saturday School is three.
School Action on Absences and Tardies
Every Friday, the school will run a tardy and absence report and send home an email to parent for each tardy and/or absence past five (5) in order to remind parents to have students serve the detentions/Saturday schools if they go over seven (7) on either tardies or absences. Please note that Saturday may be moved to a different day because of Holidays or other events. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of those changes.
Student action on Absences and Tardies
There is no longer an appeal process for “No Credit”s, either by absence or tardy. Again, a student will have three (3) weeks to make up an absence or a tardy, and either can be restored before they reach the eight limit. However, all attendance issues must be resolved by the “Teacher Workday” at the end of the trimester. No exceptions will be made, so it is encouraged for students to make up tardies and absences before they reach the No Credit mark.
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