Berry Attendance Guidelines
ANTICIPATED ABSENCE GUIDELINES
These are to be requested by the parent/guardian.
They are to be completed and turned in to the grade level office no later than 3 days from the first day of the absence request.
Pre-arranged absence form DOES NOT necessarily guarantee that the absence will be classified as excused.
Only the Berry anticipated absence forms are acceptable and are available for pick only in the main office.
For more information about Hoover Attendance policies and procedures, please see pages 8 and 9 in the Berry Student Handbook.
Prearranged absence forms: English: https://www.
hoovercityschools.net/site/ handlers/filedownload.ashx? moduleinstanceid=158&dataid= 9056&FileName=HCS_ANTICIPATED_ ABSENCE_FORM.pdf
EXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS
(written note required for ALL items below)
Death in the family - immediate family
Passport ½ or full day
Anticipated Absence (IF approved by a principal)
UNEXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS
Appointment (without written excuse)
Car trouble/out of gas/ lost keys
Parents running late
Out of town (unless Anticipated Absence is requested AND approved by a principal)
Anything NOT listed under Excused reasons above
Checkout after a field trip
When a student returns, the student and parent must provide in writing within three (3) days of return to school an excuse which includes the following:
A written statement from the parent or doctor stating the reason for the absence
The date of the absence(s)
The parent's signature
Please note that checkouts prior to 11:30 AM count as an all-day absence