Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Retakes: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Tuttle Public Schools
2023-2024 School Supply List
***update to 8th grade math supply list*** need 1.5” binder NOT 1/2"
Tuttle Middle School Attendance Policy
Our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.
At Tuttle Middle School a student may not miss more than 8 days per semester, per class period, in order to receive credit. (A semester (term) is a two-block period of instruction. Two blocks are equal to one full year of study. The school year is divided into two semesters. The Fall Semester consists of blocks one and two that start in August and end in December. The Spring Semester consists of blocks three and four that start in January and end in May). In addition, a student may not miss more than 8 total class periods, to receive credit. In order to receive credit, a student must make up, hour for hour, each absence over eight.
TMS understands that illness occurs. Please submit your students doctor's notes within 48 hours. After the 8th absence, the attendance committee will review and assess how to proceed.
Absence Verified(AV) and Absence Not Verified(ANV) count against a student.
What doesn’t count against attendance:
If a student misses on the last day of a nine weeks, they have 1 full week to turn in their doctors’ notes.
Leaving early during the last hour does count as an absence.
If your family is going on a trip during school, please have your parents contact Lana Barr to discuss your attendance. If your child goes over the 8 days per class period they are in jeopardy of losing credit and being required to repeat classes.
If a student misses school to go watch a friend or sibling participate in a school activity, it does count against them for attendance.
Dr notes may be emailed to email@example.com
A student must complete 1 after school detention/payback for each day they are over in attendance per class.
Paybacks are at the end of each semester. TMS offers 8 payback dates at the end of each semester. They are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10 - 4:00 pm in the detention room.
If a student does not do attendance paybacks, they will lose credit and be ineligible to participate in school activities.
Attendance Intervention Meetings
AIM meetings will be held after a student misses 6 days of school. The district social worker will contact families to schedule this required meeting.
*According to the OKSDE, “Chronic absenteeism is linked to lower academic performance, higher dropout rates and diminished success after high school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses 10 percent or more of school days for any reason – excused or unexcused.”
Current 7th & 8th grade families: “We're excited to tell you more about the trip we're planning with EF Tours, our education travel partner, to England and Ireland in 2024. Please be sure to register for this info session to be considered for our upcoming travel opportunity!”