CHS Attendance Policy
Attending school on a regular basis allows your student to build relationships with their school community and to be fully engaged in their learning. Because we know how important regular attendance is to the success of students, CHS has an attendance policy designed to support student needs and ensure learning. At the end of Discovery, students are taught the differences between the 5-period day schedule and Discovery. The policies are similar, but there are some differences that both you and your student need to be aware of.
2023-24 School Year the CHS attendance policy:
When a student earns 3 absences (A, U or E, TU or EXT) or accumulates a combination of absences, Tardy, Unexcused or Extreme Tardies that equal to 3 absences in the hexter, they will problem-solve (Contract) with the Dean (a written contract is not required for drop) as is the cultural norm for Centennial.
When a student earns their 4th absence in any class, they will meet with the Dean to complete the transfer to Morning Program or Reentry.
New to the CHS attendance policy this year is the understanding that all absences count toward the hexter total, regardless of the attendance code. Students can, but are not required to submit documentation to excuse an absence (doctor's notes, court dates, other appointments, etc.).
CHS students who accrue four absences can apply for a Variance. To apply for a Variance the student must contact the Dean on or before their 4th absence, and complete the variance application within 24 hours of that meeting. All variances must be approved by the Dean and classroom teachers.
Students will have one day for each day absent to make up work missed due to absences. Some teachers will have the work posted, others will have it recorded, and others will ask to get caught up on return; students bear the responsibility to TCB regarding absences, attend Zero period if required, communicate in Adult Mode, and to Produce work according to the skills taught in Discovery and their classroom norms.
All parents/guardians are required to access and sign the CHS Attendance agreement. This agreement can be accessed HERE or by going to the Attendance Button on the CHS Website Homepage.
If you need more information please call Kyle Stack, Principal, at 970-488-4943 or the Hexter Dean, at 970-488-4946 as we need an agreement for your student to continue at Centennial High School. Thank you for your support.
All students with disabilities who qualify for special education and related services pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 504”) or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) are entitled to a free and appropriate public education (“FAPE”). In addition, students receiving services pursuant to the IDEA or Section 504 are entitled to receive FAPE in the least restrictive environment (“LRE”).
If a student receiving services pursuant to an IEP or Section 504 Plan accrues too many absences per this policy, those students will continue to be provided the same services available to them in their IEP or 504 plan. Prior to significantly changing a student’s placement in a 504 plan or IEP, a reevaluation must occur. Thus, if dropping a student receiving services pursuant to their 504 plan or IEP would significantly change their placement, a reevaluation must occur prior to such action being taken.
Morning Program and Reentry
If students go over their attendance or need to transition from their 5-period day for any reason, they can choose to participate in our Morning Program (2nd and 3rd hours). In the Morning Program, students work on credit needed for their high school diploma. If a student chooses not to participate in Morning Program and has received permission from their parent/guardian, they will need to attend a reentry class in order to take classes the following hexter. Reentry dates are posted on our website and on our CHS social media at the end of each hexer.