• Due to Covid 19, attendance policies will be appropriately addressed but will change depending on the situations.

    Attendance Rules

    • All students are allowed three parent excused class period absences, per class, per quarter. A period is a single class of approximately 80 minutes. It is the student’s responsibility to make up work missed for an excused absence as per individual teacher or policy. A parent must excuse a student within three days of returning to school.
    • Certain types of absences do NOT count against the three allowed class absences. See the excused absence section.
    • Absences for any reason during the first or last week of any quarter are strongly discouraged.
    • Suspensions do not count against the student’s three absences for the quarter.

    Checking Students Out of School During the School Day

    • During the school day, students can be signed-out by parents, emergency contacts, or authorized adults listed on the student’s school record.
    • Students must be checked-out by a parent by calling the Attendance Office from the parking lot or physically coming into the school. Due to safety concerns, parents may not request to have a child waiting for them in front of the school.
    • To maximize class time, students who are being checked-out should not go to the attendance office until called for.
    • TMJH is a closed campus. For liability reasons, students may not leave campus during regular school hours, including DURING LUNCH periods, unless checked out by an authorized adult.
    • Students not checked out by an adult are considered truant and absences cannot be excused.

    Steps To Follow When Absent

    • NO phone excusals. Excusal notes and emails are accepted within 3 days of returning to school.  Please email tmjhattendance@pcschools.us .  The note/email must include the student’s full name, the date(s) of absence, and be written by a parent.
    • Religious holidays may be excused with a parent note. Please contact the Attendance Office with questions or concerns.

    The following absences do NOT count against the 3 class absences

    • Medical absences will not count towards the three class absences.  If there are ongoing medical issues, please contact the school nurse.
    • Death in the immediate family or grave family illness necessitating a student’s absence. A note must accompany parent excuse for family illness. Please contact your guidance counselor for assistance in times of need.
    • Excused religious holidays.
    • Counseling or office business requiring the student to miss or be late for class. Students are still responsible for making up any work missed.
    • School-related absences resulting from participation in sports/school-sponsored activities. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher of classes to be missed before leaving. It is the student’s responsibility to have the work done on time.

    Contract Absences

    • Pre-Arranged and Contract Absences. Groups or individuals involved in, but not limited to, ski teams, modeling, competitive skating, rodeo, equestrian competition, etc., should see the Attendance Secretary for information.
    • Contracts may be obtained at the attendance office.
    • This contract is subject to grade and attendance verification as explained in the contract.

    Pre-Arranged and Extended Absences (four days or more)

    The process to obtain permission for an extended absence starts at the Attendance Office at least one week prior to the absence.

    Pre-Arranged–4-9 Days

        • Student reports absence to Attendance Office.
        • Attendance Secretary gives Pre-Arranged Absence Request Contract.
        • Student is recommended to visit with counselors for support.
        • If student is struggling academically (D’s or F’s), the student will be required to visit with counselors before approval will be granted.
        • Student follows procedures on form.
        • Students must keep up with their schoolwork while absent.  There may be some activities and assessments that can only be done in person during in-class activities; we do not guarantee this content can be received or mastered at a later date if missed the first time.  Grades maybe negatively impacted by absences.

    Extended–10+ Days

        • Student reports absence to Attendance Office.
        • Attendance Secretary gives Extended Absence Request Contract.
        • Student is required to visit with counselors for support and to create an individual academic plan.
        • Student follows procedures on form.
        • Students must keep up with their schoolwork while absent.  There may be some activities and assessments that can only be done in person during in-class activities; we do not guarantee this content can be received or mastered at a later date if missed the first time.  Grades maybe negatively impacted by absences.
        • If the student has NOT made any contact with individual teachers during the extended absence, the student may be dropped from student enrollment.

    Excessive (Unexcused) Absences

    • If a student is excessively absent, an administrator will be reaching out to the parents to come up with a plan to improve attendance.
    • Ten Day Rule: By law, a student who misses ten (10) consecutive unexcused attendance days will be dropped from the school rolls.  Contact your guidance counselor with concerns.

    TMJH Tardy Policy

    • Students are expected to be at school on time.
    • When students are late for school, they must sign in at the attendance office. To excuse a tardy for the first period of the day, a parent must be present at the time of arrival to sign the student in. A parent may excuse three 1st period tardies per quarter. The first 10 minutes of class missed will be counted as tardy. After 10 minutes, the student will be marked absent.
    • The first 10 minutes of any class missed will be counted as a unexcused tardy. Students are allowed ample time to move between classes; they should not be late to class during the school day.
    • After first period, if a student gets two or more tardies in one week, they will serve an after-school detention the following week.
    • Students with multiple first period tardies will be addressed on a case by case basis and parents will be contacted.

    Extra-curricular Activities and Attendance

    • In order to participate in extracurricular activities (i.e. sports, field trips, dances, plays, etc.) the student must be in class the two regularly scheduled periods before the event. It is the student’s responsibility to contact teachers of classes to be missed before leaving and to complete assignments on time.
    • Student who have accumulated more than 3 absences in any class during the current quarter will not be allowed an early dismissal from school to participate in athletic competitions or field trips.
    • Students with excessive absences (6 or more in any class in each Quarter) will be prohibited from participation in school social activities, dances, athletic competitions, etc.
    • Students involved in school-related extra-curricular activities, or any activity sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA), will be given a “school-related absence” for their participation. Students are required to sign-out at the Attendance Office before they leave for every release/activity.  Students are responsible to complete and turn in all assignments in accordance with their teachers’ course disclosure statements and school policy.
    • Students who regularly participate in non-school-related athletic competitive activities may request to have an “Attendance Contract.” The request must be made two weeks prior to activity release.  Please see the Attendance Office for details and to pick up an Attendance Contract.

    Parent Release

    Students on Parent Release are held to the conditions outlined on the Parent Release Contract signed by the student and parent. Contact your Guidance Counselor for details. TMJH students who have Parent Release may NOT be on campus during the Parent Release periods.  For safety and supervision purposes, students are welcome to be in the school 10 minutes before or after their scheduled classes but no more than that; students are expected to spend this time in the lobby.