Clarifications about student absences under hybrid, remote learning models

Now that the district has fully embraced its hybrid and remote learning models, it is necessary to update and clarify its student attendance protocol and what constitutes an absence from school.

The following situations will be deemed an absence from school. Please note that absences do not affect students’ grades.

Students who are fully remote learners (do not attend school in-person):

A fully remote student will be marked absent if he/she does not log onto Google Classroom to attend classes virtually. Fully remote students do not have to log in to study halls (at the secondary level) and will by default be marked present for that class.

Students who are hybrid learners (attend school both in-person and remotely):

Please note that hybrid learners are expected to report to school in-person on the cohort day (A/B) they are assigned. 

Absences for in-person learning days:

If a hybrid student does not attend school in-person on his/her assigned day, he/she will be marked absent. If a hybrid student does not attend school in person on his/her assigned day but chooses to attend school virtually instead, that student will not be marked absent (as long as he/she logs into Google Classroom).

Absences for remote learning days:

If a hybrid student does not log into Google Classroom to attend school virtually on his/her assigned day, he/she will be marked absent.

It is important to note that school attendance records are legal documents that must  accurately represent the physical status of students who are slated to be in the building each day. District and school officials must have accurate information about who is physically present in our schools in case of emergency situations.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.