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HCS Attendance Policy

Henderson County Schools Attendance Policy
· Any absence or tardy, regardless of the length of time, is considered an attendance event.
· Students are allowed 4 parent notes per semester. (Fall semester: August to December Spring semester: January to May)
· When a student has accumulated 4 parent notes in a semester, further absences are only excused with a valid excuse such as a doctor’s note.
· Written notes (parent/guardian and/or doctor’s notes) for absences must be submitted to the school within 3 school days of the absences. It is the student’s responsibility to get the note to the appropriate person at school.
· Students who arrive at school late or leave early are considered tardy. Without a valid excuse, the tardy will be unexcused.
· When a student is tardy, the parent/guardian must come in to the school office to sign in the student. Students cannot be dropped off and enter the school without a parent/guardian.

Truancy KRS 159.150
· Any student who has been absent from school without a valid excuse for 3 or more days, or tardy without a valid excuse for 3 or more days, is a truant. Any student who has been reported as a truant 2 or more times is a habitual truant.
· For the purpose of establishing a student’s status as a truant, the student’s attendance record is cumulative for an entire school year.
· Students who are habitual truants are subject to a truancy petition being filed through the Court Designated Worker’s (CDW) office. An Educational Neglect Petition may also be filed on the student’s parent/guardian
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SMS Ice Cream Social Aug 23

Celebrate Back to School with ice cream with our Principals and Counselors! Meet your teachers, learn the benefits of using parent portal, and more info about SMS!! NO APPOINTMENTS...WALK-INS ONLY. Aug. 23rd from 4 to 6
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Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students! Remember to bring your Chromebook case to school with you on August 8. If you do not bring your case on Chromebook Rollout day which is Friday, August 10, then you will be charged for a replacement case. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/HCSCase or click the headline title above
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Get Your Schedules and pay your fees at SMS

“SMS will be open on the following dates and times to collect fees and hand out schedules. Technology Fee is $25 and the Science Fee is $5. If Fees are paid and on-line registration is complete, then you will receive your child’s schedule. If you have not registered on line, computers will be available in the SMS lobby.”

Aug 3rd – 8AM to 4PM
Aug 6th 8AM to 6PM
Aug 7th 8AM to 4PM
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New Immunizations Requirements for Students in Kentucky

An Important Immunization Update for Families to Know.
Starting July 1, 2018, the state of Kentucky will be requiring all students to provide proof of having received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. Since the minimum spacing between the two doses is six months, families are asked to complete the following steps as soon as possible to ensure their child is compliant with this new regulation prior to the start of the new school year on August 8, 2018:
Consult with your child's healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment to begin the vaccination series.
Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
Turn in a copy of a current Immunization to your child's school.
Click below to see more
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SMS Bulldog University Aug. 2nd

Bulldog University for incoming 6th graders will be on Aug. 2nd from 12:30 to 3:30. Students will get a chance to walk through their schedules, meet their new teachers and go one on one with those pesky lockers.
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SMS Golf Tryouts 2018-19

South Middle School Golf Tryouts

Golf Tryouts for any SMS 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade Boy or Girl interested in playing Golf this year will be held at Municipal Golf Course on:
July 24th 2-4PM
July 25th 2-4PM
July 26th 2-4 PM (Rain Date if 24th or 25th does not work)
Must attend at least one of the tryouts to be eligible (can attend all of them)
Bring Golf Clubs and Water Parents Welcome
Will need Athletic Physicals before season starts
Questions Call Mac Grace (270) 860-1875
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SMS Summer Book Talks

Have you ever wanted a second chance or a do-over? Sometimes we need a restart to be our best self!
What: Summer Book Talks- Enjoy meeting SMS Bulldogs of all ages to discuss our summer reading.
Where: SMS Library- Enter in the main doors.
When: There will be 3 opportunities to participate: 6/21, 7/5, and 8/2 ( Thursday’s) from 4-5pm.

Please read up to Chapter 10 for first meeting, Chapter 20 for second, and complete or near the end by the last meeting date.
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