The school is required by law to attempt to contact the parent or guardian of each student who is absent. Midview’s Virtual Programming requires students to log into all of their courses/classes on a daily basis. If a situation arises where that will not be possible, we ask all parents to contact the Virtual Programming Office to inform us. As with in-person school, the absence will be marked excused if there is a valid reason or doctor’s note. If contact is not received to excuse your child’s absence, he/she will be marked unexcused.
In 2016, both the Ohio House and Senate passed House Bill 410, which adopts nationally accepted best practices to support students and families and keep students engaged in school and on a path to success. Part of the change from this legislation has to do with how absences are reported to the state. Days and half days are no longer what is counted. Absences are now counted based on hours of instruction missed. Hours of absence from school include time missed due to tardiness and early pick-up.
Due to this legislation, the Midview Local School District is required to send a notice to parents when a student reaches the following criteria for absences, either excused or unexcused.
This letter simply serves as a notification of missing hours.
Additionally, per Ohio House Bill 410, any student who is identified as “Habitual Truant” will be assigned to an Absence Intervention Team and placed on an Absence Intervention Plan. Failure to adhere to the plan may result in referral to the Lorain County Juvenile Court. The criteria for “Habitual Truant” is as follows:
30 consecutive hours of unexcused absences
42 hours of unexcused absences in one month
72 hours of unexcused absences in one school year
Please note that “Habitual Truant” refers to unexcused absences only.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER
If a student’s address or telephone number changes after school begins in the fall, please update Final Forms as soon as possible. This is the only way to ensure that our emergency contact information is up to date. All information of this type is considered confidential.
Ohio law recognizes the following as valid reasons for absence from school:
1. Personal Illness
2. Illness in the Family
3. Death in the Family
4. Religious Holidays
5. Medical/Dental Appointments (with note from doctor)
6. Emergencies/Circumstances deemed as good and sufficient cause by the administration.