RHS Student Handbook

Students and families are strongly encouraged to review the 2018-2019 student handbook. Students will be provided a hard copy in their agenda book. The handbook is also located electronically here.

Please note the revised attendance policy. Some of the changes are highlighted below:

A few important reminders about our school attendance policy.

  • Students arriving after 8:00 am must report to the main office and receive a tardy slip before they will be allowed admittance to their assigned classroom.
  • A student who accumulates 7 or more days of unexcused absences from school for a semester class and/or 14 or more days of unexcused absences from school for a full-year class will lose academic credit for those classes. Grades earned from the course are not affected by a loss of credit. The course grade will appear on a student’s transcript but without credit. A student is eligible to participate in a Credit Recovery Process to receive the credits.
  • Please note a student is considered absent in a particular class after 20 minutes from when the period begins.  The administration may assign a Saturday Detention for any students who exceed 5 unexcused tardies per term.
  • Medical notes need to be provided to the main office within one week of the date of the absence.
  • Absences, Tardies, and Dismissals are excused for the following reasons:
    • Medical Situations – physician’s note
    • Bereavement – parental contact
    • Religious observance – parental contact
    • Professional appointments that could not be scheduled outside the regular school day (i.e. court appointments) -parental contact
    • Field trips or other school-sanctioned event/activity
    • College visits approved ahead of time by guidance

Please be sure to review all school-wide policies.

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