Upon graduation, a CTECS student is ready in four distinct areas:

WORK READY.
They meet the basic expectations regarding workplace behavior and demeanor.

JOB READY.
They possess specific knowledge to begin a job in an entry-level position.

COLLEGE READY.
They are prepared to succeed in general education courses at a 2- or 4-year college or university.

CAREER PATHWAY READY.
They have the knowledge and learning  skills necessary for success in a  certificate program.
Less than 9 days

If your child has been absent for less than 9 days in a given school year, well done! This is proof of Good Attendance!

10-17 days

If your child has been absent 10 to 17 days in a school year, this is a warning sign of chronic absenteeism.

18+ days

18 or more missed days of school results in your child being chronically absent.

Attendance calls goes out daily at 10:30am. You will receive an automated message if your student is marked absent or tardy for homeroom attendance. These calls will still go out if it is an excused absence or tardy. Remember, homeroom begins at 7:19am.

10 Facts About School Attendance
  • Call 860-496-4447 and leave a message stating your child’s name, grade, date, and reason for the absence. It is also helpful to leave your name, phone number, and relationship to the student. **Please do not call the office or guidance to report an absence*

  • Email/Parent Square written documentation of the absence upon your child’s return to school to Stephanie.Seitlinger@cttech.org

  • A student must bring a note to the attendance office OR a parent/guardian must email a note to the Dean of Students to excuse the first nine absences.

  • Absentee/tardy notes must contain the following to be deemed excused. :

    1. The student’s full, printed name

    2. The student’s grade, and shop

    3. The date(s) absent or tardy

    4. The reasons for tardiness or absence

    5. The signature of the parent or guardian and a phone number where they may be reached that day for verification.

  • It is important that your child is here when school begins so that he/she does not miss instructional time. The school day runs from 7:19am-2:05pm.

  • If your child is tardy IN THE BUILDING, he/she should sign in with Mr. Rowley in the ISS room.

  • If your child is tardy VIRTUALLY, he/she should email Mr. Rowley @ Bryan.Rowley@cttech.org

Policy:

  • Excused tardy: If your child had an appointment, a medical note should be provided.

  • Unexcused tardy: We understand that things happens, so your child will get 2 “freebies”.

  • However, tardiness is regarded as a disciplinary problem subject to either classroom or administrative consequences. Habitual tardiness should be seen as a correctable behavior requiring counseling and parental conferences.

3 Tardies = 1 administrative detention

All tardies after that = administrative detentions

6+ Tardies = 90 minute SAIL/ISS

Students have daily assignments and commitments that are an essential part of the school’s total educational program. Parents are asked to schedule medical, dental, and other appointments after school hours. When it is absolutely necessary for a student to be excused, the parent must send a note to explain the reason for dismissal. Early dismissal for medical or dental appointments should be accompanied with an appointment card. Early dismissal requests may be denied if not in the educational interest of the student, even if the student has reached the age of 18 years.

*Please note: If your student does not provide a paper note or email your student will not be released. Text messages are not considered documentation. The school must know who is being released prior to their release.

Students have daily assignments and commitments that are an essential part of the school’s total educational program. Parents are asked to schedule medical, dental, and other appointments after school hours. When it is absolutely necessary for a student to be excused, the parent must send a note to explain the reason for dismissal. Early dismissal for medical or dental appointments should be accompanied with an appointment card. Early dismissal requests may be denied if not in the educational interest of the student, even if the student has reached the age of 18 years.

*Please note: If your student does not provide a paper note or email your student will not be released. Text messages are not considered documentation. The school must know who is being released prior to their release.

  • Yes. The first 9 times a student is absent, a parent may excuse the absence regardless of the reason. If documentation is provided from an outside source for any of the student’s first 9 absences, the day is considered excused by the parent.

  • A student’s 10th and all future absences can be considered excused only with appropriate documentation (i.e. medical) provided within 30 days. If the absence cannot be excused, it is considered an unexcused absence.

  • A student is allowed only 9 unexcused absences in a school year. Credit denial occurs when a student reaches 10 or more unexcused absences. If a student is credit denied at Oliver Wolcott Tech, they lose their credits for the entire year and must repeat the grade even if they are passing their classes. To appeal this decision, a hearing must be requested.

Students are chronically absent if they miss 10% or more of the school year. If a student is absent 18 days in a year (less than 2 days per month), they would be considered chronically absent. With chronic absenteeism, all days a student is not in school are counted regardless of whether those days are excused, unexcused, or suspensions. Chronically absent students miss a lot of class time and must work harder to earn good grades.

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