The break down for Ridge’s school hours:

A tardy student must be here by 11:45 AM or they are marked absent for ½ day.
A student leaving early must stay at school until 1 PM or they are marked absent for ½ day.
If a student is present less than two hours they are marked absent for the entire day.
A student must be at school four or more hours to be counted present for the whole day.
 
 
Student Absences and Excuses
The parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student must provide the necessary documentation forabsences on the day that the student returns to
school. If the necessary documentation is not received by the school within three (3) school days, the absence(s) will be coded unlawful.
Appropriate documentation of absences should include the child’s name, date ofabsence, reason for absence, parent’s signature, and date of the note.
 
Days Absent
A student is counted present for a full day if the student is in attendance four hours ormore of the school day. A student is counted present for one-half (½) day if in attendance for at least two hours of the school day, but
less than four hours. 
 
Lawful Absences
The following reasons are deemed lawful
absences:
  • death in the immediate family;
  • student illness, for which the principal may require a physician's certificate;
  • court summons;
  • hazardous weather conditions;
  • work if approved or sponsored by theschool;
  • observance of a religious holiday;
  • state of emergency;
  • suspension;
  • lack of authorized transportation; and
  • other circumstances which, in the judgment of the principal or designee, constitute a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.
Unlawful Absences
Absences, including absences for any portion of the day, for any reason other thanthose cited as lawful are presumed to be unlawful and may constitute truancy.
 
Elementary and Middle Schools
If an elementary or middle school student is unlawfully absent twenty-five
(25) or more days, the student will be referred to the Pupil Services Team (PST) for consideration of retention for the following year to ensure that the student has had an appropriate opportunity to learn and master grade level skills.