Rapid Run Middle School


How To...

Report an Absence
Dial 347-2970, then 2, then 9. 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 parentguardian 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.

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.

Classroom instruction is interrupted when students enter after 7:35 a.m. To counteract this problem, the RRMS faculty will hold to the following policy regarding tardy students.

5 tardies = conference with student
6 tardies = first letter sent home
7 tardies = telephone call to parents/guardian
10 tardies = conference with student and parent/guardian
12 tardies = second letter/telephone call to parent/guardian
13 tardies = referral to hamilton County Juvenile Court

*The only tardy that will not count against a student is if the student provides a doctor’s note when they arrive to school.

We appreciate your support emphasizing the importance that your child is on time for school.