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ATTENDANCE & TRUANCY
 
If you need to call to notify us of your student's absence or tardiness, please call our attendance line at (970) 682-2007.
 
All CECFC students are expected to attend school daily and to arrive punctually.  Frequent absences undermine the sequential and incremental nature of the Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins curriculum for the student; in addition, they place burdens on the teachers who must arrange for makeup work.  Late arrivals disrupt the classroom schedule. 
 
Students are permitted 5 unexcused absences (UA's) per course, per semester, penalty free.  Six UA's will result in a course grade reduction of 5%.  Seven UA's earn a 6% reduction.  Eight UA's equal a 7% reduction, etc.
 
Excused absences include:
  • Family Emergency (with prior approval).
  • Illness - with Doctor's note.
  • Injury resulting in temporary physical disability (must be documented by a Physician).
  • Mental/Emotional Disability (must be documented by a Physician).
  • Legal Circumstance (must be documented by a judicial or attorney's office).
  • Participation in an extra-curricular activity that has been pre-arranged and pre-approved by the Director of Campus Culture/Student Accountability and for which the student meets all eligibility requirements.  Example: CHSSA sports
  • Any other absence must be excused through prior arrangement with the school's Attendance Office and approved by the Director of Campus Culture/Student Accountability.  Parent notes/phone calls will not excuse a child's absence. 
 
If your child will be absent for a religious holiday, please submit a calendar print out with the holiday dates listed and circled with the students name on it.  These dates must be submitted prior to the absence to be excused.
 
Students are expected to obtain an Early Dismissal Pass from the Front Office before school begins for any expected leave for the day.

EFFORT Grade: Timeliness, Preparedness and Participation:
 
Attending class, arriving to class on time, coming prepared to class and actively participating in each class period is critical for a student’s success in a course. The student is responsible for attending class as the student is responsible for the lectures, class discussions, participation and any other related course material. 
 
Three unexcused tardies in a single course will equal one unexcused absence and the student can receive a staff assigned detention if the instructor deems it appropriate.  The student will be assigned one hour of detention.  The only exception to this is when the student has more than 3 tardies in their first period, as this can be out of the student’s control.  They will not receive a detention for having more than 3 tardies in their first period class.
 
*If the tardies persist, additional unexcused absences (and grade reductions) will be assigned.  Additionally, a write up is possible.
 
For additional information, refer to CEC Policy JAHB-O Attendance and Tardy Policy.