Maryvale places a high value on class attendance. There is a direct correlation between attendance and academic success. Attendance at school must be the first priority of the student and her parents/guardians. Every student is expected to be present and on time for every scheduled class.
A NEW absence protocol has been put in place this year. Anytime a student will be absent from a class due to illness, doctor appointment, travel, or college visit, parents will need to complete the attendance form below. This form should be completed in advance of the absence. Documentation of a doctor appointment or college visit (itinerary) should be emailed directly to Julie Lanahan. A doctor's certificate is required for frequent and/or prolonged illnesses.
Absence is any time a student is not in class or school. The administration determines whether an absence is excused or unexcused. A phone call on the day of the absence does not suffice for the attendance form.
- Virtual-only students will now be required to Zoom into classes for the full duration of the class period under the teacher's direction. For on campus days, the recommended 35-minute Zoom limit has been lifted now that we have moved into our full hybrid plan.
- Virtual-only students may only switch to the hybrid plan at the semester mark.
- Students scheduled to be on campus who decide to Zoom into class will be marked as absent.
- Students who must quarantine due to COVID-19, related symptoms or travel regulations will not be marked absent if they must attend school virtually.
- Parents must complete the Absent Form for any partial or full day absence. If students are traveling, please complete the Absent Form two weeks before departure.
- If a student is ill and not able to come to campus on her assigned day, she may Zoom into her classes, but she will be marked as absent.
- Students traveling to states with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than or equal to 10 percent may need to attend school virtually for 14 days upon return. The administration and the nurses will evaluate each situation to determine if virtual learning is necessary.
- Students participating in extracurricular athletics must attend classes in-person, if scheduled.