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How do I get homework assignments when I am absent?

There is no "Homework Hotline" at SHS

1) Email your teacher. The fastest and most efficient way! Most assignments can be sent to you via email.

2) It is recommended that students get to know at least one other student in each of their classes for the purpose of obtaining homework in the event of an absence.

3) For absences which are known about in advance, students should discuss this with their teachers and get assignments prior to the absence.

Don't forget to visit your teacher's website!

Counselors can request homework from teachers on behalf of students. Such request should only be considered for long-term absences, and require a minimum of 24 hours notice.

The Attendance policy can be found in the Student Handbook, the following is an excerpt.

Attendance Policy: Southington High School has an attendance policy which states that classroom attendance is an integral part of the student's course of study. The following are it's standards:


A. When a student is absent, the student’s parent/guardian should contact the


school in the morning (by 10:00 a.m.) of the day of the student’s absence by telephoning
628-3229 (Ext. 389). The attendance office is equipped with 24-hour voice mail. If there is no answer, please leave a message with the student’s name, grade, and reason for absence.
B. The maximum number of absences allowed in any half-year course is nine (9) days from school
or from class. The maximum number of absences allowed in all full-year courses is seventeen (17)
days from school or from class.

C. Students who exceed the maximum number of absences allowed will lose credit in the course unless an extension has been granted by the Academic Credit Office.


Please refer to the Student Handbook on the SHS homepage for more Attendance Policy Information.