When a student accumulates more than 15 absences, he/she must make up each day over the limit in a special program conducted after school closes in June. All students who exceed the limit - no matter what the reason(s) for the absences - are liable to make up the time lost from class. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any student who accumulates more than 15 absences in a course during the school year will not receive a grade or credit for that course until all time is made up.
Please Note: Students who exceed the absence limit must make up the actual class time in the special summer program. Each day over the 15-day limit must be made up. For this special session, it has been determined that 3 hours will equal one school day. FAILURE TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM WILL RESULT IN A STUDENT'S WITHDRAWAL FROM NOTRE DAME. Students must make up time according to a DEFINITE SCHEDULE established by the school.
Any student who accumulates more than 20 absences in the school year may be subject to withdrawal from Notre Dame.
When attendance procedures are not followed (telephone the school to report absence/return to school with a note), the student may be withdrawn from Notre Dame.
Students who are absent and/or late excessively will be placed on Attendance Probation and subject to withdrawal from school if absences and/or lates continue.
If a lengthy absence - due to illness - is anticipated, a special program (Homebound) is provided by local school districts. To be eligible a student must first be absent 10 school days. Please contact the Guidance Office at Notre Dame for information.
Please Note: From the day a student is officially placed on Homebound until the day Homebound ends, the student is not recorded as absent from school. Days absent before and/or after Homebound are recorded as absent.
Whenever a student is absent from school for more than one day, upon return he/she must make up all class assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, etc. within a reasonable period of time - usually one week.
Excessive absences may mean withdrawal from school. Parents and students must realize that classroom instruction & the actual time a student spends in class is very hard to make up. Teachers may give make up assignments to replace classroom instruction only on a limited basis. In order to obtain credit for courses at Notre Dame, your actual presence in class is required. ONLY a reasonable number of absences are allowed. Excessive absence from classroom instruction cannot be made up at home. Notre Dame does not have the ability nor the wish to operate a correspondence-like school.