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Attendance Policy

Attendance Procedures


All students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for scheduled classes whether on campus or at home. Attendance will be taken daily for every class. 

The Attendance office opens at 7:45am daily.  The telephone number is 305-0792 and the fax number is 233-5623, Attn: Attendance Office.


  • Parents are to notify the Attendance Clerk in cases of legitimate absences by a telephone call during the absence followed by an email or hard copy or by a written note within two days upon the student’s return to school. 

  • An absence without a parent note within TWO (2) SCHOOL DAYS of the student’s return to campus will be regarded as an unexcused absence. 

  • Excused or unexcused absences will be determined by the school according to Rule 4160.1

  • Any absence for more than FOUR (4) SCHOOL DAYS requires a note from the doctor/dentist/court.


When students return for Face to Face instruction these are the procedures for Student Release from the Health or Front Office


  • Daily Off-Campus passes will be issued through the Front Office or Health Room.  

  • Student will be released only to a parent/guardian listed on the emergency card at the front office and health room.

  • Parent/Guardian must present a picture ID.

  • If the parent/guardian is unable to pick the student up, another named adult may pick the student up with parent permission and a picture ID. 

  • Student will be allowed to drive home with parent/guardian permission.

  • Student will be allowed to walk home with parent/guardian permission.


“To satisfy the requirements of state law (HRS §302A-1132), schools shall take daily student attendance. School attendance procedures shall support varying school designs and learning opportunities, including in-person, online and blended instruction. Parents should reach out to their child's teacher if they are unsure of how attendance is being taken. Parents are important partners with us in ensuring students are attending daily.  (Return to Learn Document version 19, March 2021)”


Castle High School's full attendance policy can be found here.


Please assist the school in the completion of emergency cards that will be issued to your child during the first week of school.  If your child becomes ill or injured during school, he/she can be released only with your permission.  To assure prompt attention in case of an emergency, notify the school of any changes in telephone numbers and/or addresses throughout the school year. Be sure to list any medical concerns or problems that your child may have. Complete the electronic form and submit online.