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Attendance

School Absence Policy
Absences are defined as either lawful (excused) or unlawful (unexcused). Absences, either lawful or unlawful or a combination thereof, MAY NOT EXCEED FIVE (5) days per full unit on a 4X4 block schedule. Missing more than half of a class (45 minutes) constitutes an absence. ALL absences beginning with the 6th absence MUST be lawful and will only be excused if they fall within the following guidelines:

L1. Personal illness of a child shall be verified by a statement from a physician within two (2) days of the student’s return to school. Absences for chronic or extended illness will be approved only when verified by a physician’s statement.
2. Serious illness or death of an immediate family member shall be verified by a statement from the doctor within two (2) days of the student’s return to school.
3. Absences for religious holidays shall be requested in advance. Such requests must be made to the principal in writing.
4. Absences for extreme hardships may be approved by the principal. Such approval should be pre-arranged.

UAny student absent, with or without the knowledge of the parent, which does not meet the conditions for a lawful absence shall be counted as unlawful and will not be excused.
ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL and ADMISSION to CLASSES after ABSENCES—It is expected that a written note from the parent/guardian accompany the student upon their return to school from any absence. This note should be taken to the Attendance Office IMMEDIATELY upon arrival on campus from the absence.
The note MUST contain the following items:
1. The exact reason for the absence. Please specify the illnesses… “upset stomach,” “severe headache,” “sore throat,” “nausea,” etc. We will not accept “…was not feeling well.”
2. Dates of the days of the absence.
3. Signature of the parent/guardian WITH A PHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED DURING THE DAY.

EStudents and parents should be keenly aware of the opportunity to obtain “Homebound” instruction should he/she have to miss school for any extended length of time. Once a parent or student realizes he/she will be out for an extended length of time, he/she can apply for a “Homebound” instructor to visit the home 5 hours per week to keep the student abreast of his/her studies. The parent or student should contact his/her counselor immediately for such services (see phone numbers at front of handbook). Medical homebound instruction cannot be approved until a physician certifies that the student is medically unable to attend school, even with the aid of transportation, but may profit from instruction. Therefore, a note from the doctor specifying the need for the student to be out for extended time must be produced to potentially authorize the service. The superintendent of the school district, or his or her designee, must then approve or deny the medical homebound instruction request.

Medications

Requirements for having Medication at School
* All medication must be brought to the Health room by a parent. Students should never have medication of any kind in their possession.
* Medication should be in the original container.
* Parent forms must be filled out and signed for all medication.
* A physician authorization form must be filled out for all prescription medications, as well as parent consent.
* No controlled pain medications will be given through the school health room.
* All inhalers require a physician’s authorization and the physician must authorize permission for the student to carry the inhaler.
* If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse at 355-0107.

Use of Cell Phones/Approved Electronic Devices

If a cell phone or other approved electronic device is brought on campus it must always be out of sight and turned off upon entering the building in the morning, and until 3:45. Cell phones and other approved electronic devices may not be used as a musical device.

BWade Hampton High School uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing our mission to teach the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Students learn collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking in a variety of ways throughout the school day. In an effort to increase access to the those 21st Century skills, WHHS will allow personal technology devices on school grounds for students who follow the responsibilities stated in the Acceptable Use Policy and the attached guidelines regarding Bring Your Own Device.

S* Refer to the Student Code of Conduct, Student Handbook, Acceptable Use Policy and all Board Policies, particularly Internet Acceptable Use.
* Teachers will follow the school rules and provide direction to allow and regulate the use of personal devices in the classroom and on specific projects.
* Approved devices must be in silent mode while on school campus, unless otherwise allowed by a teacher.
* Devices may not be used to cheat on assignments, quizzes, or tests or for non-instructional purposes (such as making phone calls and text messaging).
* Students may not use devices to record, transmit, or post photographic images or video of a person or persons on campus during school hours or during school activities, unless otherwise allowed by a teacher.
* No student will be allowed to use their own device without submitting a waiver signed by both themselves and parent/guardian.

PTSA

About the WHHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association
Wade Hampton High School is a 9th through 12th grade high school located just outside of the City of Greenville, South Carolina on Pine Knoll Drive off the well known Wade Hampton Blvd. The Wade Hampton Family is know as “The Generals”, our slogan is “Leading like Generals” and our motto is “Cum Audacia” meaning “with audacity”! Our PTSA supports the Wade Hampton High mission to EDUCATE, INSPIRE, EMPOWER.

A1. Our Vision…
Making every child’s potential a reality.
Our Mission is…
A powerful voice for all children,
A relevant resource for families and communities, and
A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
Our Values…
Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
Our Purposes…
To promote the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, community and place of worship;
To raise the standards of home life;
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of the children and youth;
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

UAny student absent, with or without the knowledge of the parent, which does not meet the conditions for a lawful absence shall be counted as unlawful and will not be excused.
ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL and ADMISSION to CLASSES after ABSENCES—It is expected that a written note from the parent/guardian accompany the student upon their return to school from any absence. This note should be taken to the Attendance Office IMMEDIATELY upon arrival on campus from the absence.
The note MUST contain the following items:
1. The exact reason for the absence. Please specify the illnesses… “upset stomach,” “severe headache,” “sore throat,” “nausea,” etc. We will not accept “…was not feeling well.”
2. Dates of the days of the absence.
3. Signature of the parent/guardian WITH A PHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED DURING THE DAY.

MHelp make Wade Hampton High the best high school in South Carolina! PTSA takes great pride in our children and school. Joining our PTSA increases your involvement with Wade Hampton. Being a member plays a vital role in the education and future of our students. Your membership grants you a vote on vital funding decisions and programs. Our membership is important to insure the Wade Hampton students are eligible for awards, grants and to participate in annual contests.

PTSA supports Wade Hampton in many significant ways, including:
• Grants for classroom materials, equipment, books, etc.
• Educational programs, including health and safety, blood drives
• Eastside Week events benefiting area charities
• Boys’ State and Girls’ State sponsorships
• School beautification and improvement projects
• Operation of the Generals’ School Store
• Appreciation events for teachers and staff

100% of our Faculty is a PTSA member! Their membership demonstrates teacher/staff commitment to Wade Hampton High.
Membership dues are $5.00 a person. A portion of the dues is sent onto the local, state and national PTSA. The remaining membership funds will be used for our on-going programs.
Click here PTA Membership Form to download the form. This form may returned, along with your payment, to the Wade Hampton High School Main Office.
You may also mail this form and your check made payable to Wade Hampton High School PTSA to:
Wade Hampton High School
Attention: PTSA
100 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609