How To...

Report an Absence

Dial 347-2970, then 2, then 6. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is VERY important that the student’s name, grade, and reason for absence are left on the hotline.

Obtain an Early Dismissal

Always send a note with the student on the morning of the early dismissal. Notes may be sent prior to the day of the early dismissal. Please avoid calling the attendance office for an early dismissal to minimize disruptions to classroom activities.

The note for early dismissal needs to contain the student’s grade, date & time of early dismissal, reason for leaving, phone number of the parent/guardian signing the note, and parent/guardian signature. Please have the student bring the note to the attendance office no later than the morning of the early dismissal and he/she will be issued a pass for dismissal.

Arrive to School Late

Please call the absence line if your student will be arriving to school late. It is also very important that the student arrive with a note containing the student’s name, grade, date, time arriving, reason for tardiness, and parent/guardian signature. Students will be issued a pass admitting them to class when they check in with the attendance office.

Classroom instruction is interrupted when students enter after 7:35 a.m. To counteract this, BMS will follow the policy below.

BMS Current Tardy Procedure (per Semester)

5 tardies = conference with student

6 tardies = first letter

10 tardies = detention

15 tardies = second letter

20 tardies = Monday school

Special Note

Per Oak Hills Local School Board Policy, a doctor’s note is required for any absence over 10 days in one school year. If a student misses more than 10 days of school, a 10-day notice will be mailed home.