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Attendance - Truancy

Students are considered truant when they miss or skip class without school approved parental permission. A vacation with an adult family member is not truancy. Parents or other family members should accompany their teen for vacation-type events. Any missed assignments or tests will result in an “F.”  FVL’s Police Liaison Officer may be notified. 

Truancy is a serious offense and will result in the following action to be taken by the school:

  • Students will be required to serve detention equal to the amount of school time missed.
  • Parent(s) will be informed of the truancy.
  • Truancies will be noted on the student’s permanent record.
  • A student who cuts classes, skips school, leaves without a building pass or fails to bring in a valid excuse the next school day will receive one detention for each period he misses up to seven for a full day and one detention for leaving without a building pass.
  • After receiving five different unexcused absences (skipping school for any period of time will be considered truancy), the parents of the student will be personally contacted and a letter will follow placing the student on disciplinary probation.


Skipping class to work on homework or projects is considered in-house truancy. Students who are present in the building but do not report to their class are considered truant and are subject to discipline.

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