Ohio Revised Code states that all children between the ages of
six (6) and eighteen (18) must attend sschool and that "it is
the responsibility of the parent to ensure the student attends.
parent should phone the school within one (1) hour from the
start of school (937) 746-3227 on the day of the absence.
the child's return to school the parent shall provide
written documentation stating the day(s) absent and the
reason for such absence. Written documentation of absence(s)
includes parent notes and physician notes as may be required
by this attendance policy.
within two (2) school days after returning to school
following an absence, written documentation has not been
received, the absence will be "unexcused."
(8) absences from school per school year or five (5) tardies
to school per school year for the reasons identified as
"Excused Absences" may be documented by a parent note.
Absences in excess of eight (8) per school year or tardies
in excess of five (5) per school year may not be excused by
a parent and shall require documentation by the child's
tardy will be any time a student is signed in within the
first hour and a half of a school day (90 minutes).
early dismissal will be any time a student is signed out
within the last hour and a half of a school day (90
Morning half-day absences will be any time a student is
signed in after the first 90 minutes of a school day or
before the last 90 minutes.
Afternoon half-day absences will be any time a student is
signed out before the last 90 minutes of a school day but
after the first 90 minutes.
should be noted that every five unexcused tardies to
school would be counted as one unexcused absences of the
purpose of determining if a student is a habitual or chronic
truant as Ohio state law defines terms.