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Attendance Guidance for Parents and Students

Official Letter

Student attendance is a priority for Norfolk Public Schools.  We strive to have every student engaged in learning every day.  During this unprecedented time, we understand that you may have questions concerning how or when your children will be counted as being present in class and present for the school day.  For the 2020-2021 school year, your children will have access to learning and instruction through three (3) scenarios:  Virtual, Asynchronous, and Face-to-Face.  Please review the table below to know how your children will be counted present in each scenario.

VIRTUAL DAYS

ASYNCHRONOUS DAYS

FACE-TO-FACE DAYS

ALL SCHOOLS:

Students attend school for any portion of the day by making contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. = PRESENT FOR THE DAY

 

Please note: Students who make contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. after traditional school hours without communication with school personnel about the need to access instruction after hours may be counted PRESENT AND TARDY FOR THE DAY

 

 

 

ALL SCHOOLS

Students attend school for any portion of the day by making contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. = PRESENT FOR THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL SCHOOLS:

During traditional school hours 

Students physically attend school for any portion of the day = PRESENT FOR THE DAY

 

Students who physically arrive after roll call are counted PRESENT and TARDY FOR THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS

(Grades 6-12):

· Students attend classes by making contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. = PRESENT FOR SCHEDULED CLASS

 

· Students attend classes by making contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. after class on the same school day = PRESENT AND TARDY FOR SCHEDULED CLASS

 

 

 

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS

(Grades 6-12):

· Students attend by making contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. = PRESENT FOR SCHEDULED CLASS

 

SECONDARY E/0 SCHEDULE:

· Students make contact via online platform, Student Vue, emailed assignment, uploaded assignment, phone conference, text message pertaining to class/assignment, etc. for a class not scheduled that day = PRESENT  for that class period the day before or day after

 

 

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS

(Grades 6-12):

· Students physically attend class for 75% of the class period = PRESENT FOR CLASS

· Students physically attend class for 75% of the class period but arrive late (after roll call) = PRESENT AND TARDY FOR SCHEDULED CLASS

Reference: School Board Policy Regulation JED-R