24 Hour Attendance Hotline
If your student is absent or tardy to any class please call the Attendance Hotline and let us know ASAP!
Student Services Changes 2014-2015
Students’ attendance is very important to the staff at Thurston High School. If students are in not in class, they are not learning.
This year we have made some changes to our attendance policy to ensure that students are successful academically.
Here are the changes for the 2014-2015 school year:
If a student is more than 10 minutes late to a class they MUST report to the Student Services office to receive an admit slip. The student then proceeds to their class and provides the slip to the teacher.
If a student misses a class or multiple classes, and it is unexcused (skipping), the teacher CAN write a THS Minor Citation and require the student to attend an Academic Recovery (AR) session. Teachers CAN ALSO write a Citation for minor behaviors that occur in the classroom. Teachers will be contacting parents/guardians when they assign a Citation. If a student fails to attend the required AR session they can be assigned a Thursday Night School. Failure to comply with these reasonable requests can result in additional consequences per the THS Student Handbook.
The AR sessions are as follows:
Teacher’s Classroom Monday-Thursday
Teacher determines time and location
After School (½ hour) Monday-Thursday
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm / Location – Room 51
Lunch (½ hour) Tuesday/Thursday 11:10 am – 11:40 am/Location – Room 51
Thursday Night School
After School (2 hours) Thursday 3:15-5:15pm
A student’s attendance is directly related to their academic performance. Knowing this, our aim at Thurston High School is not to punish our students for poor attendance, rather to provide structure where students are taught the skills required to be successful regardless of the setting. We want to partner with you to ensure success.
Please remember to call Students Services at 541-744-5027 to excuse your student’s absence if they miss school for appointments, are sick, or have other family related issues.