NVLA High School maintains Positive Attendance which defines an absence as a lack of weekly progress and/or inactivity in a course. To achieve progress and meet attendance requirements, NVLA strongly suggests all students log in daily with the expectation of working a minimum of 1-2 hours per class per day.
Important Note: Exceeding 10 unexcused absences in any class may result in loss of credit for that class.
How do I meet Positive Attendance Requirements?
Teachers record attendance every Friday (excluding holidays). They mark attendance as present or not present for the full week of instruction. Students will be marked present only if they have completed an attendance event as outlined below. Should the student fail to complete an attendance event for each class, they will be considered absent for the entire week.
- A graded submission (assignment, quiz, test, etc.)
- Have 2-way communication (back and forth) between student and teacher(s) regarding course progress via the methods below
- Meet face-to-face
- Phone conversations
- Attend a live session
The attendance event MUST be completed during the allotted time frame of Friday 12:00 am (midnight) through Thursday 11:59 pm.
Information regarding the Department of Motor Vehicles attendance form for new drivers (DMV-301) can be found below.
NVLA Middle School maintains Standard Attendance which defines an absence as both the lack of attendance at a face-to-face instructional day and the lack of weekly progress and/or inactivity in a course. Middle school students must attend classes on campus twice per week and must make progress on their online content to meet attendance requirements. NVLA strongly suggests all students log in daily with the expectation of working a minimum of 1-2 hours per class per day.
How do I meet Middle School Attendance Requirements?
On-Campus Instructional Days: Teachers record attendance during each of the two weekly on-campus instructional days. They mark attendance as absent or not absent in each class for each day.
Weekly Progress (Friday) Attendance: Teachers record attendance each Friday (excluding holidays). Attendance is determined by progress achieved in the course. Students will be marked present on Friday only if they have completed a graded submission (assignment, quiz, test, etc.). Should the student fail to complete at least one graded submission during the week for a class, they will be considered absent in that class.
The attendance event MUST be completed during the allotted time frame of Fridays 12:00 am (midnight) through Thursdays 11:59 pm.
What if I need to excuse my absence(s)?
Parent/Guardian must submit a legible, hand-signed, note to the attendance office by Wednesday of the week following the absence. The note must include: student’s full name, ID number, date(s) absent, a brief explanation and parent/guardian signature. If the note is not received by Wednesday, the absence cannot be excused.
Excuse notes can be:
- Hand-delivered to the NVLA office
- Scanned attachment or picture e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faxed to 702-799-0704, Attention: Attendance Office
- Click on the Absence Note button below
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Regulation 5113(IV) – Absence Documentation/Explanation; Readmittance to Class
“…schools may require parental/guardian confirmation of the reason for the absence in writing prior to or upon return from each absence. Verified medical appointments, medical excuses, medical documentation and/or other explanations must be presented in writing by the student from the parent/guardian or personally by the parent/guardian within three days directly following the absence.”
Anyone under the age of 18 who applies for an instruction permit, driver’s license or driver authorization card must provide the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with proof that he or she meets the minimum Nevada school attendance requirements. The applicant must submit a Certification of Attendance (DMV-301) form when applying for an instruction permit. If a student’s permit or license is suspended because of truancy, a new DMV-301 must be submitted at the time of reinstating the permit or license.
Please click on the button to the right to request a DMV-301. The student will receive a phone call and/or email within 5 school days with determination and further instructions.
Students have 60 days, from the date of signature, to turn the form into the DMV. Should the form expire, a new request must be submitted and attendance is reviewed again to determine eligibility.