Attendance and Punctuality

To experience success at Leaside, regular, punctual attendance is expected.  There is a definite correlation between unauthorized absences and failure to earn credits.  You have a responsibility to yourself, your parents and your teachers to attend regularly and punctually.

Absence From Class But Not From School

There may be times when activities occur such as field trips, sports activities, or special events that require a student to miss specific classes.  In all circumstances it is the student's responsibility to communicate directly with the subject teacher in advance of the event that will prevent the student from attending any scheduled class.  If the activity requires leaving the school property, the parent/guardian's written authority for that specific event must be on file.  It is the student's sole responsibility to catch up on any work missed and evaluations (when possible) due to any absence.

All absences including those for Holy Days and Festivals for students under 18 years of age must be explained in writing by a parent/guardian.  Upon return from the absence, students must present a note to the main office.



Notes Due To Family Circumstances

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from school, however, it is not recommended.  In such cases where it is necessary to withdraw a student from school, the student is responsible for all work missed and will be subject to school policies regarding missed assignments and missed tests.


Notes For Absences

Must include the following information:
(a) student's name and home form clearly printed
(b) date(s) of absence including times for part of a day
(c) reason for absence or lateness
(d) signature of parent/guardian (if student is under 18)

Upon return to school from an absence, students should show the note to the main office and receive an admit-to-class slip.


Students with appointments out of the school are requested to sign-out in the Office (with parental consent if under 18), and sign-in when returning from an appointment.

If a student becomes ill during the day he/she must go to the Main Office, telephone a parent for permission and then sign out in the appropriate record book.  Accurate emergency numbers are necessary on the student data card so that the school may make contact.


Students who are late for classes at any time during the day are required to report to the Main Office for an admit slip. Students who are significantly and regularly late for classes will be required to report to the Main Office and meet with a Vice Principal.