Attendance and Tardy Policies

Attendance and Tardy Policies

We miss you when you aren't here but if you are absent, please review the District Attendance Policy.




Attendance Policy 

  • Students are required to bring written documentation for absences within three days from the day of the absence.  Click here for excuse forms.
  • Absences with no documentation are automatically considered unlawful.
  • If a student accumulates 3 consecutive or 5 total Unlawful Absences, an intervention conference will be made with the administrator, parent and student.
  • The principal shall approve or disapprove absences in excess of 10 days regardless as to whether those absences are lawful, unlawful, or a combination of the two. 


Tardy Policy

  • 1st Tardy - Verbal Warning
  • 2nd - 4th Tardies - Detention and notify parents
  • 5th Tardy - Refer to guidance for tardy intervention
  • 6th Tardy - Team conference with student/paretn for signed contract
  • 7th - 8th Tardies - Thursday School
  • 9th - 10th Tardies - BIR
  • 11th - 12th Tardies - OSS and Parent Conference


Please refer any attendance questions to Alston's Attendance Secretary, Ms. Frances Bachman at 873-3890 or