Attendance Make-up Information

Both Koontz and Valley Springs will be offering Saturday make-up sessions for students who have already missed more than 14 days of school this year or may miss more than 14 days of school prior to the conclusion of the school year. As you may know, Buncombe County School Board Policy states that students who miss more than 14 days of school (excused and unexcused absences) are required to make up time. Because we have students who have already missed more than 14 days of school (excused and unexcused) this year, we are offering the opportunity for students to make up some or all of those days on Saturdays.

We will offer sessions on Saturdays in April and May. Each session lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students should bring any make-up work along with pencils, paper and textbooks needed to do make-up work or homework. If a student fails to bring work, the teacher will provide him/her with remedial work to do. This work will be turned in to the student’s regular teacher.

The cost per session is $10.00.  Students must bring money for Saturday sessions no later than the Thursday before the Saturday the student plans to attend. This will reserve a space for that student. Money must be paid prior to the Saturday in order for attendance credit to be given. Money is to be brought to the main office. Because this is a self-supporting program, there is no money available for scholarships.

If there is insufficient interest in a session on a Saturday, your payment will be credited to the next available session. There must be a minimum of 4 students per Saturday. Your payment is your reservation. No transportation is provided and students must arrive and leave on time. If a student is not picked up by 12:35 p.m., he/she will not be allowed to attend any more Saturday sessions.

Please note: If your child continues to have absences, or if he/she is unable to make up sufficient time before the end of the year, Attendance Summer School will be required. 

2017-18 Attendance Summer School:

We will offer 3 sessions at Valley Springs:
Session 1: June 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session 2: June 20-21 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: June 25-26 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We will offer 3 sessions at Koontz:
Session 1: June 20-21 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session 2: June 25-26 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: June 27-28 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

The cost per session is $50.00, paid in advance.  The fee must be paid by Thursday, June 8th to the main office. Because this is a self-supporting program, there is no money available for scholarships. No transportation is provided.

 If a student has missed more than 14 days, the following rules will apply:
Missed 15-19 days = 1 session
Missed 20-24 days = 2 sessions
Missed 25 or more = 3 sessions

Students must attend the entire session in order to receive credit. Students who must come to one or two sessions may choose the session they plan to attend. Students need to bring their lunch and they will be allowed to eat from 11:30 to 12:00. The school cafeteria will not be serving lunch. Fast food restaurant lunches are prohibited.

Please check Powerschool to see how many absences your child has. He/she could also ask their homeroom teacher.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have questions, feel free to call the school at.