Attendance and timeliness are aspects of student success and the Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School learning culture. Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic School’s learning environments are structured using a modified block schedule.

Students are permitted ten (10) absences per period (excused and unexcused) per semester.

Excused Absences

An excused absence is a recorded absence which has been cleared with a written and signed communication from a parent or guardian. Excused absences count toward a student’s overall allowable absences. The following are reasons for an excused absence from school:

  1. Illness;
  2. Urgent medical/dental treatment (with doctor’s note);
  3. Funerals;
  4. Unexpected Family Urgencies;

Attendance Protocols

  • Please notify the attendance office in advance of a student’s absence by phone, followed up by written communication from the parent or guardian.
  • Please report student absences before the beginning of the school day and no later than 8:30 a.m.
  • Written communication with the High School Office is required before a student can be recorded as an excused absence.
  • All calls and written communication are subject to follow-up communication.


It is Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School’s goal to produce academically prepared young adults who possess a sense of personal accountability and are equipped with the necessary skills to enter the workforce where punctuality is essential.

Students are considered late when they arrive for class after 7:30 a.m. Students arriving to class up to 15 minutes after the tardy bell rings (7:45 a.m.) will go straight to class where the absence will be changed to a tardy by their teacher. Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must report to the High School Office to obtain a readmit and provide a reason for their tardiness.

  1. Two or more tardies in one calendar week will result in a detention.
  2. When a student reaches 10 tardies in a given grading period, he/she is subject to a Tardy Action Plan.

Please see the Student Handbook for Absence and Tardy Policy.