|Veronica Cotroneo||Attendance Clerk|
Casteel High School encourages excellent attendance. Student attendance closely matches student academic achievement. Students receiving a failing grade consistently have a high number of absences and tardies. Developed procedures are intended to involve parents, teach students responsibility and provide for optimum instruction and academic accountability.
***Please contact the
Attendance Line (voicemail) open 24/7 to report a student's absence. The
Parent/Guardian has 24 hours to excuse an absence. Please leave the
Below we have outlined our policies designed for the safety of our staff and
Please feel free to call or email with any additional questions or concerns.
We hope you have a great year!
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute - ARS
15-802/15-803, students who exceed an absentee rate of 10% are considered
truant, even if the absences are excused.
A student who accrues 10 or more absences – even though they may be excused – will result in notification to the district truancy officer who may require that all future absences be validated by a doctor’s excuse.
Students that have
missed three or more days of school can request homework by contacting teachers via
email. Click here
to see faculty pages and contact information.
Sign Out Policy:
Parent/guardian must sign students out in the Attendance Office and show picture ID in order to pick up student. Anyone other than the parent/guardian picking up student must be listed on the emergency information and 18 years of age or older. Students will not be called out of class until parent/guardian has signed student out with proper identification.
Casteel High School is a CLOSED CAMPUS
If a student needs to
leave campus during school hours, please plan ahead and don’t wait until the
last minute and call the Attendance Office to excuse student on short notice.
Student drivers need to sign out and pick up an off campus pass.
Release of one student to leave campus with another student (other than sibling) is prohibited.
In order for a student to be excused from class when he/she is late to school, the student must check in at the attendance desk to be signed in. The attendance office must receive a phone call within a 24 hour period from a parent/guardian. A note from the doctor’s office, dentist office or court system will also excuse a student in lieu of a parent calling. An unexcused reason for a tardy will result in an unexcused pass to class.