Do I need to
call the attendance line if my student will be absent?
NO, JVS does not require a parent phone call for absences unless the student will be absent for an extended period of time (3 or more days).
If I call the
attendance line, will my student’s absence be excused?
NO, phone calls or messages do not excuse an absence. A written excuse from a parent/guardian or official is required in order for a partial or full day of absence to be excused. See list of excused absences in excused absence section.
Will I be
notified if my student is absent?
YES, notification of student absence with be sent within 2 hours of their 1st scheduled period of
the day at JVS.
If the associate
school is closed, does my student still have school at JVS?
YES, your student is now a JVS student and they will follow the JVS school schedule.
Will the associate
school still provide transportation if the associate school is closed?
Many times, yes. However, this depends on the associate school and whether they deem school transportation safe at that time (ex: if driving conditions may be considered hazardous). If you have questions regarding
Transportation on those days, please contact the high school bus garage. Associate school bus garage information can be found on the JVS website under High School TRANSPORTATION.
My family is going on vacation, what should I do?
Fill out a PrePlanned Absence Form
form and return it to the attendance office. Students with less than 65 hours
of excused absence may be approved for up to 30 hours (5 days) of preplanned
absence per school year.