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Absence Reporting

Attendance Office: 503-399-3772
24 Hour All Day Absence Reporting Line: 503-399-3492
Asistencia en Español: 503-399-3006
All our school phone numbers have voicemail which is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week

If your student will be late, or coming in excused from an appointment, please call ahead or send a detailed note with you student to check in at the Attendance window. If the student checks in without a note or a phone call from the parent, the absence/tardy will remain unexcused unless you call the Attendance Office at 503-399-3772.
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Tardy Policy

We want to be proactive in creating a positive learning environment for all of our students. A critical area we want to improve is reducing chronic tardiness. McNary has a tardy policy that helps all students develop positive habits as they work to be college and career ready upon graduating from high school.

As we continue to help all students be college and career ready, it is important that we are prompt, prepared, and primed for learning every day. Role models should talk to students about the importance of being on time.

​McNary High School Tardy Policy:
Students who are unexcused late to class will fill out a form that will indicate why they are late and what they need to do in order to avoid being late again. Campus monitors, teachers and administrators can help students who need assistance developing successful strategies for getting to class on time.

Students who have more than one tardy per day will be assigned after school detention from 2:30 to 3:15.
Students will read or study during detention. No phones or electronic devices will be allowed.

Students who are tardy to the first period of the day, periods 1 or 5, twice in one week will also be assigned after school detention.
Students who have excessive tardies, are removed from detention, or skip class to avoid detention are subject to more severe consequences.
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Checkout Procedure

​Parent or legal guardian must come in to the school, provide advance written permission or call to check out their student. Students must check out through the Attendance Office before leaving school. We ask that student bring a note from the parent (with date, why they are being checked out, and requested check out time) to the attendance office at the beginning of school to get a checkout call slip. If parents are unable to provide a note, please call in advance to pre-excuse your student. If your student returns to school after, being checked out, they must check back in at the Attendance Office, so that we can adjust their absence accordingly. If a student is ill and needs to go home, the student will need to go to the Attendance Office to call their parent/guardian. Please remind your student they are not to leave campus at any time during the school day without parent notifying the school in advance.
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Excused Absence

Please send a detailed note with your student or call us on the 24-hour All Day Absence Reporting line (available 24-hours a day, seven days a week). Please, do not leave check out messages on this line. Please include student number, last and first name, date, reason for absence, parent’s name and contact phone number. It is the responsibility of the student to make up any work missed.

Excused absences need an acceptable written or verbal explanation within three (3) days of the student returning to school. Oregon law requires the school to review any absences and determine whether it is an unexcused or excused absence. Excused Absences (Written or verbal notification of one of the specific reasons below is required)
• Days when a student is ill
• Serious family illness
• Medical appointment which cannot be scheduled after school
• Religious holidays
• Approved Pre-arranged absences
• Other absences approved by the district
• Activity/school-related absences:
   o Field trips and activities
   o School action which prevents the student from attending class
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Unexcused Absence

​Those not falling in the excused category • Skipping school • Failure to bring a proper excuse • Baby-sitting younger brothers or sisters We appreciate your cooperation in assuring regular attendance for your student. If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance, please call.
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