Attendance & Discipline

  • Our Student Services Department oversees student attendance and discipline at Poinciana High School. Student attendance and behavior are two predictors in how well a student will perform in their high school career.

    Attendance Policies

    If you would like to excuse your child from school, please send a note to:

    Yelmarie Santiago-Franco, Attendance Clerk

    School Extension: 83200

    School Day

    Students are expected to be on campus every day for the entire school day. School hours from from 7:15 AM - 2:10 PM (1:10 PM Wednesdays).

    Poinciana High School New Morning Attendance Policy Guidelines

    Below are the new attendance policies that will be in place for the remainder of the year.

    • Students will be given 5 free tardies to school each quarter, warnings will be sent through Blackboard so make sure your phone number is correct in Focus
    • Students will receive an after school detention at the 6th TAS, OSS for each tardy to school starting at the 7th TAS
    • Excused tardies will only be allowed with medical notes
    • Phone messages or letters will NOT be accepted

    Thank you for your cooperation with this new policy.

    Excused Absences

    According to the School District of Osceola County Student Code of Conduct, absences shall be excused for the following reasons only:

    1. Illness of injury of the student
    2. Illness, injury, or death of the immediate family of the student
    3. Only 10 excused absences are allowed for the year.

    * The documentation for an excused absence must be received by the school within 10 days of the absence for validation purposes.*

    Make-Up Work

    Students have the responsibility to request makeup work and assignments from their teachers when they return to school after and absence. The makeup work must be made up within two days for every day absent when the absence has been classified as excused.

    Religious Holidays

    Students will be afforded an opportunity to make up missed work without adverse affects when absent because of a religious holiday. Within five school days prior to an expected absence for religious reasons, a parent or guardian must notify the Attendance Office in writing and request that the student be excused from attendance.

    Student Discipline

    Poinciana High School implements a progressive discipline plan that follows the policies and guidelines set forth by the School District of Osceola County Student Code of Conduct.

Student Services Staff