Attendance Procedures and Policies

  • RF Bumpus Attendance Guidelines

    Please email all excuses to the following email address: sdorris@hoover.k12.al.us

    EXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS

    (written note required for ALL items below)

    • Doctor/Dentist appointment
    • Sick
    • Death in the family - immediate family
    • Passport ½ or full day
    • Court
    • Anticipated Absence (IF approved by a principal)
    • Religious Holiday

    UNEXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS

    • Appointment (without written excuse)
    • Personal
    • Family Emergency
    • Car trouble/out of gas/ lost keys
    • Late/Overslept/No alarm
    • 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

    ABSENCE/CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT NOTES

    • 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


    ANTICIPATED ABSENCE GUIDELINES

    • These forms are to be picked up in the 2nd-floor Attendance Office
    • They are to be completed and turned in to the 2nd Floor Attendance 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.
    • Bumpus anticipated absence forms are available for pick only in the 2nd-floor Attendance Office. 

    For more information about Hoover Attendance policies and procedures, please see pages 8 and 9 in the Student Handbook.