Dear Parents/Guardian, please click here to submit Parent Notes to Mrs. Britt, the Database Specialist/Attendance Clerk.
Students are only allowed ten (10) Parent Notes per academic school year.
Attendance requires that: (1) Your Saint Scholar is logged in on time, to the proper class on the respective Microsoft Teams channel, (2) Your Saint Scholar has his/her camera on until told to turn them off by their teacher, (3) Your Saint Scholar actively participates in class discussion and other activities; and (4) Your Saint Scholar completes all test, quizzes and homework assignments given by his/her teacher by the specified deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: ANY STUDENT WHO MISSES THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE OR FIVE (5) CUMULATIVE ABSENCES ARE CONSIDERED TRUANT AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ATTENDANCE INTERVENTION PLAN (AIP).
As Richland One continually works to improve academic achievement, it is important that parents and guardians recognize that attending school daily and maintaining a strong attendance record is essential to their child’s success in school. Please note these important facts about student attendance:
- The South Carolina Compulsory Attendance law SECTION 59-65-10 requires that a child attend school from the school year in which the child is 5 years old before September 1 until the child’s 17th
- A child, at least 6 years old but not yet 17, who has three unexcused absences in a row or a total of five unexcused absences at any point in the school year, is truant and in violation of the South Carolina Compulsory School Attendance Law. The law also states that once a child is found to be truant, the parent/guardian must work with the school to develop an attendance plan.
- Anytime that a student is absent, the parent or guardian must provide a written note to the school explaining the absence within 48 hours of the child returning to school. Legal absences include, but are not limited to illness, death in the immediate family, and recognized religious holidays of the student’s faith, emergency conditions as determined by the school administration, inclement weather, and short-term suspensions.
- Students may be referred to the school social worker or other support services staff at any time it is deemed appropriate for excessive excused/unexcused absences.
- Parents also can check their child’s attendance at any time by contacting their child’s school or by logging into the Parent Portal.