Welcome to the Tiffin Columbian High School Attendance web page. For the complete list of all attendance policies & procedures, please refer to pages 8-12 of the current student handbook (see link below). If you cannot find what you are seeking, please feel free to call us anytime so that we may assist you.
7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Answering machine: 24/7
Phone # 419-448-5227
Fax # 419-448-5252
Parents are required to notify the school when their child will be absent. A phone call to the school office on the morning of the absence is suggested as the best way to do this. If parents are unable to call the school and wish to have another person responsible, they should notify the attendance office in advance. Otherwise, calls from persons other than parents or guardian will not be accepted. Parents or guardians of students absent from school are expected to call the attendance office (419-448-5227) the morning of each absence to inform the school of the reason and duration of the absence. Attendance calls will be taken by the attendance secretary or by answering machine 24 hours a day. If a student is absent and the school has not been notified by a parent, the school is required by the Ohio Missing Child Law to investigate the absence and notify the parent of the absence. Parents are encouraged to call if they have any questions concerning their son's or daughter's attendance.
COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS
Students who wish to visit college campuses should arrange to do so on a Saturday. If circumstances arise that necessitate visiting the campus during school hours, a parent must print off and submit and/or come to the school attendance office and sign an Advanced Absence Form (see link below) at least one (1) week prior to the scheduled visit. If a student does not complete the Advanced Absence Form prior to his/her college visit, he/she is required to complete the form within two school days after his/her return, along with a College Visitation Form (see link below). Failure to do so may result in the college visit remaining an unexcused absence. Students will be excused two (2) days for a college visit. Additional days will be permitted; however, these must be approved by the Administration.
Vacations should be scheduled during time when school is not in session in order to avoid affecting the student's education and grades. If a family vacation must be taken during the school term, a parent or guardian must come into school and sign an Advanced Absence Form (see link below) one week prior to the vacation. Such vacations should be limited to no more than five (5) school days during the year, unless approved by the building administration. The student must be accompanied by his/her parent or guardian. Students will not be excused from school for vacations on examination days without the permission of an administrator.