If student is absent from school, his or her parents need to call the attendance office by 10:00 am on the day of the absence, if at all possible.  Authorized calls will be accepted by the attendance office up to 10:00 am the following day after the absence. If a call is placed after 10:00 am the next day, the absence will be considered as an unauthorized absence. Failure of a parent to call at all will result in the absence being considered unexcused. Appeals may be made to the student’s Dean.

Examples of excused absences include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal illness or other physical disablement 
  • Illness or death in the student’s family
  • Family emergency
  • Religious observances
  • Court appearances
  • Medical/Dental appointments 
  • Permission from the RMHS Nurse to go home
  • Field Trip 
  • Student Services division approved activity
  • Administrator conference
  • Other specific excuses dependent on the judgment of the Deans or designees.

Excused absences allow for full make-up privileges, including a reasonable amount of help from teachers. The student must take the initiative for securing any work missed during an excused absence.

Students must attend a minimum of four consecutive class periods in order to participate in any practices, competitions or school sponsored activities after school or during the evening on the day of the absence. The only exceptions to this policy is if the absence is a result of court, funeral, field trip, or a college visit. Written verification may be required.