To earn credit, a student attend class. A student is marked tardy if he or she arrives any time up to 10 minutes after the tardy bell rings. If a student arrives more than 10 minutes, but less than 20 minutes after the bell rings, the student is marked with a W for “Way Late.” If a student arrives more than 20 minutes late, the student is marked absent or as an unexcused check-in.
If a student must leave campus for any reason during class time, the student must check out in the Attendance Office with permission from a parent or guardian. Failure to properly check out will result in an unexcused absence that may not be excused later.
Absences deemed necessary at the parent’s/guardian’s discretion may be excused. Excusals must be done by a parent or guardian through the Attendance Office and are due no later than five (5) school days after the absence occurred in order to be accepted. Absences verified and documented in this manner are recorded as an “E” (Excused) in Skyward.
- Students released from their regular classes to participate in school approved, extra-curricular activities are not considered absent.
- Absences due to suspensions or confinement in county detention do not need to be made up. However assignments from each class must be made up according to individual teachers’ disclosures.
- Make-up of the missed work is subject to requirements outlined in individual teachers’ disclosures.
- Excessive absences may also result in administrative action and/or attendance contracts.
PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT ACCESS
Bingham High School provides computerized attendance information, updated daily, to assist parents/guardians and students. Students and parents/guardians may check class grades and attendance records through the Skyward gradebook system. In addition, parents/guardians may set their own preferences in Skyward for receiving Skylerts by phone, e-mail, or text message to notify them of absences on a daily basis. A link to Skyward gradebook is provided at www.binghamminers.org. In addition, parent/guardians may check attendance by calling the attendance office at (801) 256-5110 between 7:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.