The Pendleton County School System is charged with the responsibility
of providing for the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional
needs of all students. In order to do this in a manner that reflects
equity and consistency, it is imperative that certain policies and
procedures be communicated to all parents and students of Pendleton
County Schools. The purpose of this document is to share the attendance
policies and procedures.
A Note is Required when Returning to School
When a student has been absent for any reason,
a note from home is required on the day the student returns to school.
This note should include the student's name, grade, date of the
note, date (s) of the absence, reasons for the absence, and signature
of parent or guardian
Tardiness is defined as any arrival of a student
after the time scheduled for classes or school to begin. Student
tardiness will be handled according to procedures and/or rules established
by each school.
Make-up of School Work Missed During an
Students are allowed the number of days missed
plus one in which he/she is responsible to make up all work missed
during the absence.
Loss of Driving Privileges Due to Absences
A license or instruction permit to operate a motor
vehicle will be denied or revoked from any student younger than
eighteen (18) years of age who withdraws from school or incursmore
than ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) total unexcused absences
during the school year. This student is subject to losing privilege
by virtue of West Virginia Code 18-8-11. A student whose driving
privilege has been suspended must attend school regularly with less
than five (5) unexcused absences in the subsequent semester before
applying for reinstatement of driving privileges.
WV Code 18-8-11 Section
(C) For the purposes of this section, "withdrawal"
shall be defined as more than ten consecutive or fifteen total
unexcused absences during a single year. For the purpose of this
section, suspension or expulsion from school or imprisonment in
a jail or penitentiary is not a circumstance beyond the control
or such a person.