Student Attendance

Compulsory student attendance will be enforced during the 2022-2023 school year. Students will be considered to have a pattern of nonattendance if they miss 5 or more days, unexcused, within a 30-day period OR have ten or more unexcused absences in a 90-day period. Students with 15 or more unexcused absences within a 90-day period will be considered habitually truant and will be referred to the School Social Worker for Truancy Court proceedings and to the school-based attendance team. Consequences may include suspension of driving privileges by the DMV. It is important to keep in mind that the number of unexcused absences is also a part of a student's official, high school transcript, which colleges review for admission.

Students with a pattern of nonattendance will be considered “not in good standing” at Windermere High School and could be in danger of losing privileges such as, but not limited to: parking passes, Senior Privilege, participation in homecoming, prom, dances and celebrations, sporting events, concerts, performances, and pep-rallies. For students not in good standing, the parent/guardian and student will meet with the dean or assistant principal to create a plan to correct the pattern of non-attendance in order to be removed from the list and to have privileges restored.