Bring a note from your doctor or parent/guardian to the Attendance Office within three (3) days of the absence.
Go to the Attendance Office before school with a note from home that has a phone number where a parent/guardian can be reached for verification.
You must obtain a College Visit Permission form from the Attendance Office. Have your parent/guardian sign the form prior to having your Assistant Principal signing it. When you return from your visit, turn in the form with the stamp from the college/university to the Attendance Office.
Students are given six (6) minutes between classes and are counted tardy if they do not have both feet inside the class door jamb on the ground when the tardy bell begins to ring.
1-2 Tardy = No consequence
3-5 Tardy = Lunch detention/parent notification
6-8 Tardy = Saturday D-Hall/parent notification
> 8 Tardy = Possible suspension/parent notification
Students that miss more than eight (8) school days in the Fall semester and ten (10) school days in the Spring semester are considered to have excessive absences. Excessive absences could result in failing to earn credit for a class. Students that have an EA status should contact their Assistant Principal to arrange make up attendance hours.
You can make an appointment to visit with a school counselor or visit one of our counselors during lunch at the Counselor’s Corner table in the commons.
Go to the Cypress Ridge web page and click under the Parents and Students/Academic menu. Click on the Home Access Center to access the login screen. If you have not registered for your access code, click the link to get the required form. You must return your completed form to the school and present identification to receive your access code. You may also use your student’s account access to see grades and attendance.
Parking permits may be obtained from the Assistant Principal’s office. The cost for a student parking permit is $50/year. Students must present a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance for the vehicle(s) in question and a complete description of the vehicle.
All 9th grade students are assigned a locker. All other students are given a locker on request through the Assistant Principal’s office.
All fees and fines can be paid at the school Finance Office, which is located inside the main office next to the reception desk. All fines/fees should be paid at lunch or before/after school.
Prescribed medication must be administered by the school nurse. Students are not allowed to carry and take their own medication. If your student needs to take medication, please bring it to the clinic and the school nurse will make sure all medication is administered according to the doctor’s prescription. In some cases of extended hours or special circumstances, athletic trainers may administer student medication.
You may obtain a list of clubs from the Assistant Principal’s office or by going to the campus website and looking for the specific club in question. Meeting times, locations, membership requirements and sponsors vary by club.
If you know in advance that you cannot attend your Saturday discipline assignment, go to your Assistant Principal and explain the circumstances. If something arises between schools dismissal on Friday and the Saturday session that causes you to be absent, report the circumstances to your Assistant Principal on the following Monday morning. Do NOT wait to be called in for missing your discipline assignment.
Students are only allowed to ride the late bus if they have been involved in a school related athletic activity, club/organization meeting or academic tutorial session. Upon departure from any one of those activities, students are given a tutorial pass that enables them to access the Overflow Room. Students are given ten (10) minutes to get from their activity to the Overflow Room. At 4:15 pm overflow students will be given a bus ticket enabling them to ride the late bus. Late buses will pick students up on the north side of the building.