Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy of Global Studies believes that regular school attendance is directly related to success in academic work, benefits students socially, provides opportunities for important communications between teachers and students and establishes regular habits important to the future of the student. The purpose of this policy is to encourage regular school attendance. It is intended to be positive and not punitive.
Student attendance is mandatory and all students are expected to be on time. Louisiana state law considers a student to be habitually absent/tardy if the situation is not corrected after the fifth (5) unexcused absence or the third (3) unexcused occurrence of being tardy in a quarter.
According to school policy and state law, student absences can only be excused for illness, legal matters, and bereavement. In each case, the absence must be supported by an official medical, legal, or bereavement notice. Parent notes do not represent official notices and will not legally excuse student absences.
Students must arrive at school on time to succeed academically. The school day begins at 7:15 AM. Students who arrive after 7:30 AM will be marked as tardy. Five tardies equals one absence, which will affect the student’s attendance record as noted above. Upon receipt of the fifth tardy in a quarter, the student will be issued a weekday detention. Upon the tenth tardy in a quarter, the student will be issued a Saturday detention and parent conference.
If you have questions about your child’s attendance, please contact Angelique Davillier (504) 302-7107.