Reporting a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call the Hazen Union front office at (802) 472-6511.

Student Attendance

The Hazen Union school day begins at 7:50 AM and ends at 2:35 PM.

It is imperative that all students be in school on time and follow their assigned schedule. It is the shared responsibility of home and school to promote good habits of punctuality and attendance. Overall student achievement is directly related to consistent school attendance. Learn more in the Student Handbook (Student Attendance section).

Student absences fall into two categories: Excused or Unexcused.

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Excused absences are those that are verified by a parent or guardian, a physician, school nurse, or other school staff. They fall into one of the following categories:




●Prior Administrative Approval

Parents/guardians are required to notify the Front Office, (802) 472-6511, if their child is to be absent for all or part of the school day.If we do not receive notification from a parent and the child is reported absent from the first period class, we will attempt to call to determine the reason for the absence. If this is not successful, we will expect a note from the parent or guardian the next day prior to the student’s going to first period class. If a phone call or note is not forthcoming within 48 hours, the school will consider the absence unexcused. Students who are absent may not participate in any co-curricular activities for that day unless given permission by the Athletic/Activities Director and/or the Principal.

Students are required to make up any missed work, due to an absence from class. If an assignment was due or a test was announced for the day of the absence, it is expected that the obligation will be met on the day of return. Generally speaking, a student will be allowed one school day for each day of excused absence to make up missed work. Students are responsible for getting all assignments during the next day’s classes and to make arrangements with the teachers to makeup tests or quizzes.

The student will:

  1. Arrange a time with the teacher to make up all missed class time with work to be completed.
  2. Complete any extra work that the teacher may choose to assign.
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Unexcused Absences and Tardy to Class; For each quarter, in each class:

Tardies: Student/Parent(s) will be notified when a student accumulates 3 Unexcused Tardies (UT). A detention will be assigned when a student accumulates 3 UT.

Note: Daily record of student attendance/tardies is accessible through PowerSchool

Absences: After three unexcused absences in a quarter, teachers, parents and administration will consult to determine the appropriate intervention for student success. If a student cuts his/her last block of the day it is presumed that they left school grounds and therefore will be subject to possible suspension. Student/Parent(s) will be notified when a student accumulates an Unexcused Absence (UA).