Attendance - When a student is absent from school, the student—upon arrival or return to school—must bring a note, signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. The note must be turned in within 5 days of the student’s return to school. Additionally, if absences become excessive, the student may be required to submit a doctor’s note verifying illness for the absences to be excused. All attendance notes should be turned into the attendance office by the student when they return to school.
Transportation Changes - For a temporary change in transportation (i.e, car-rider to bus-rider for one or a few days), the parent should send a note to school with the child. We will accept either hand/typed-written or faxed notes from parents/guardians with stated approval and signature. Faxed notes must be followed up with a call to the school from the parent/guardian to ensure receipt. We will not accept emails. All transportation changes must be communicated to the school by 1:15 p.m. (no exceptions) prior to the end of the school day in order to have sufficient time to notify students and make appropriate bus changes.
Late Bus Procedure - Late Bus service is provided on Tues/Thurs weekly at CPJH. Students load the late bus at approximately 4:30 each day it runs.
In order for students to sign up for the late bus during lunches, they will need to show a pass issued by their teacher saying they will be staying with and need the late bus. No student will be allowed to sign up for the late bus without a presenting a late bus pass issued from their teacher.
Messages or Deliveries For Students - Only messages of an emergency nature from a parent can be relayed to students. We encourage parents to plan ahead with their children for unusual weather conditions or other situations that would alter the method by which children return home. Any changes in method of transportation must go through the front office at least 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day. Do not rely on Fax, email, or voice mail. Messages and deliveries of a personal nature (such as flowers, balloons, gifts, cards, etc. for birthdays, homecoming, Valentine’s Day, etc.) will not be permitted. Food may be brought only by a student’s parent or grandparent and, if the parent is not having lunch with the student, must be left at the front desk. The receptionist will not send for the student or monitor who takes the lunch.” (TISD Student Handbook)
Please see the secondary handbook which addresses many common questions for all secondary schools in TISD.