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CHOICE Technical Academy believes that regular school attendance is directly related to success in academics, benefits the student socially, provides opportunities for important communications between staff and students, and establishes regular habits of dependability important to the future of the student.
If a student will be absent from school, the parent/guardian must call the school at 507-400-4009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave the absent student's first name, last name, a reason for the absence, and a phone number where you can be reached.
An absence may be excused for the following reasons: Please communicate with us
Absences considered unexcused are:
All students are expected to be at school by 8:00 a.m., and will be considered tardy if they arrive after. Tardies for the following reasons are excused and the student will be marked present upon arrival:
Three (3) unexcused tardies are equivalent to one unexcused absence.
Staff will make an effort to notify parents/guardians of all unexcused absences as soon as possible. If a student should accumulate:
The ARB is part of Steele County's three-tiered student accountability system, and is coupled with Steele County Human Services and the Steele County Attorney's office. The county attorney's office staff works with parents, teachers, counselors, and students to understand and improve attendance, and ultimately, academic performance.
If attendance is not taken seriously and school work is not completed, following 15 unexcused absences, the student will be dropped from the school and will need to complete a full admissions packet in order to re-enroll with the District.
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Students may not leave campus for lunch unless they are 11th or 12th graders with parent/guardian permission. All students may have food delivered during lunchtime hours.
Students may not use water fountains to drink from, but may use the provided Culligan water. We encourage all students to bring a refillable water bottle, and all new students are provided with one (1) reusable CHOICE bottle.
We take pride in our learning community and desire a clean and healthy facility to support learning. The following guidelines are developed to support this clean and healthy environment:
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To ensure that student learning remains a priority, we ask that the following steps are taken:
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Phones are to be used for emergency and educational purposes only. Messages will be taken for incoming calls and students may return calls during lunch or after school. Students wishing to use the phone need to receive staff permission.
Cell phones and devices are to be used to enhance the learning experience only. If staff/parents determine that device use is detracting from learning or causing a disruption in our community, the following guidelines will be followed on request of student congress.
CHOICE Technical Academy encourages students to dress appropriately for school activities and in keeping with community standards and academic priorities. As we prepare students for careers, we ask that students and parents reflect on the image a student wishes to project.
We bring the community into our school and encourage students to make connections. You never know when a simple day of school can become a job or internship interview. We ask that students represent our community well in your clothing.
When clothing has a negative impact on our community, students will be asked to cover the clothing up.
Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:
It is not the intention of this policy to abridge the rights of students to express political, religious, philosophical, or similar opinions by wearing apparel on which such messages are stated. Such messages are acceptable as long as they are not lewd, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, profane, or distracting to the academic environment as determined by CHOICE staff.
Student congress requests that students to not wear excessive fragrance to school nor apply products (lotions, sprays) containing fragrance during the school day. Students may be asked to work away from the student body if fragrance is disruptive to students or staff.
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