Attendance Policy

Bus Duty begins at 7:30am with classes starting at 8:10am. Students enter through the gym door unless you come late and then you will need to enter through the front entrance.

If a student arrives between 8:15 – 9:45am they are tardy. If they arrive between 9:45 – 11:15am, the student is counted ½ day absent. If a student leaves school after 2:10pm they are counted tardy. If they leave school from 11:15am – 2:10pm the student is absent ½ day.

Consult School Law of WV 18-8-2 or Braxton County Policy 4115, for more information. Excessive absences, as well as tardies, affect a child’s academic performance. Attendance is rewarded on a quarterly basis.


Attendance will be rewarded at the end of each 9 weeks with a dance.  To attend the dance students must meet the following requirements:

  • 0 unexcused absences or tardies
  • No more than 5 excused absences and tardies
  • All students will be held to these standards regardless of how many days they attend SES.