Reporting to School
Students are required to attend regularly and punctually the school in which they are enrolled. Please refer to the current school calendar for student days of attendance. Parents or guardians should call the school before 9:00 a.m. daily to report a student's absences, and when the student returns to school he/she must bring proper documentation such as a parent note, signed and dated before he/she is readmitted to school. Students with an unexcused absence or tardy may make up missed work at the discretion of the teacher.
Any student who has attained the age of six (6), but has not reached his/her eighteenth (18th) birthday, who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) days or more, or tardy without valid excuse on three (3) days or more, is a truant.
Any student enrolled in a public school who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years, but has not reached his/her twenty-first (21st) birthday, who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) or more days, or tardy without valid excuse on three (3) or more days, is a truant.
Any student who has been reported as a truant two (2) or more times is an habitual truant.
For the purposes of establishing a student's status as a truant, a student’s attendance record is cumulative for an entire school year. When students transfer from one Kentucky district to another, attendance information from the previous district shall become part of their official attendance record for that school year.
Please review the Newport Code of Conduct for more information
Educational Enhancement Opportunity
Students shall be granted an excused absence for up to ten (10) school days to pursue an educational enhancement opportunity determined by the Principal to be of significant educational value. This opportunity may include, but not be limited to, participation in an educational foreign exchange program or an intensive instructional, experiential, or performance program in one (1) of the core curriculum subjects of English, science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language, and the arts.
Unless the Principal determines that extenuating circumstances exist, requests for date(s) falling within State or District testing periods shall not be granted.