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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Murphy High School

Attendance Policies


1st Block Tardies:

·         The tardy bell rings at 7:20. Any student not in class at that time must report to the main office to sign the tardy log and receive a tardy pass to class.

·         All tardies are unexcused except for those caused by Mobile County Public School transportation, inclement weather as determined by the principal, court appearances, and doctor or dentist appointments.

·         Every four unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence.

·         After 15 tardies, a referral will be made to the Early Warning Truancy/Discipline Program (per SS-502, see below)


2nd-5th Block Tardies:

·         Students who are tardy must sign the classroom teacher’s tardy log.

·         Students who are between 15 and 30 minutes late will be marked tardy by the classroom teacher and written up as skipping using the Student Behavior Tracking Referral.

·         Students who are more than 30 minutes late are marked absent and written up as skipping using the Student Behavior Tracking Referral.


Early Dismissals:

·         Only those listed in the school computer as official contacts may request an early dismissal.

·         Students must give their parent/guardians’ requests for early dismissal to their 1st block teachers who will fill out and turn in the early dismissal form. Teachers will keep notes on file.

·         Students must check out through the office.

·         A parent/guardian may check a student out by going to the main office, presenting an I.D., and requesting the student’s release.

·         Early dismissals may not be arranged via phone.

·         No dismissals will be allowed after 2:00 PM.



Murphy High School follows the MCPS Attendance Policy Grade 9-12 (SS-502).

Here are highlights of that document:

·         Anytime a student is absent, the parent/guardian must send a note to excuse the absence. A student may have 4 parent-excused absences per full-credit term and 2 absences per half-credit term.

·         On the fifth unexcused absence, a referral will be made to the Early Warning Truancy/Discipline Program.

·         Chronic ailments letters must be renewed at the beginning of every school year.

·         Students over age 17 who accumulate 10 consecutive unexcused absences or 15 total unexcused absences may be withdrawn from school.

·         High School Credit is restricted on the basis of excessive absences.

·         Our attendance liaison is Mr. Autry.

·         To read the entire policy, click here: Policy

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