At Providence Hall Charter School we have a strong commitment to a quality education, therefore we are concerned when a child misses school for any reason. The process of education requires a continuity of instruction, class participation, learning experience, and study. Frequent absences of students from day-to-day classroom experiences disrupt the educational and instructional process.


Attendance and Tardy Policy

Utah Compulsory Attendance Laws (Code 53A-11-101-105) requires that every school age child (6-18) be enrolled in school and attend regularly. Parents and students are responsible for regular and punctual attendance of all their classes.

A note or phone call explaining your student’s absence is required of each day your student misses school.

Please refer to Student Handbook and the Attendance and Tardy Policy for more specific procedures and consequences for attendance.


Excused Absences

Individual school administration may excuse a student from school for a reason identified by the school such as:

  • medical appointments
  • family emergencies
  • death of a family member or close friend
  • family activity or travel, consistent with school policy
  • personal illness
  • any other legitimate school approved reason

Excessive absences will be subject to any or all of the following sanctions or disciplinary actions.

  • meetings between school officials and parents
  • interventions
  • withheld credit
  • dismissal from school

Unexcused/Truant Absences

Along with the attendance school make-up requirements for absences, truancy maintains its own specific consequences following HB 207 guidelines.

Truancy Administrative Fee

Administrative Fee: A student who is issued a truancy citation shall be assessed a fee of $25.00 (twenty- five dollars).

  • All fees must be paid within two weeks of the end of the term in which the truancy occurred.
  • If a student is unable to pay the administrative fee imposed under this section, the Business Manager will discuss other options available to the student in lieu of paying the administrative fee.
  • Truancy fees are not subject to fee waiver.

In the event that a student fails to pay the administrative fee or successfully complete any penalty imposed in lieu of such administrative fee, the school administration may impose any or all of the following:

  • Prohibit participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Prohibit attendance at extracurricular activities.
  • Prohibit participation in the graduation ceremony.
  • Withhold credit.

Appeals Procedure for Truancy Citation or Unexcused Absence

Any student who has received a truancy citation or an unexcused absence has the right to appeal the truancy citation or unexcused absence to a Performance Review Committee appointed by the school administration. Such appeal must be filed with the Administration, in writing, signed by both the parent and student, within 10 days of receiving the truancy citation or unexcused absence.

The Performance Review Committee will consist of at least one Administrator, one counselor, and a teacher. At the hearing before the Review Committee the student may be represented by a person of his/her choosing and shall be entitled to produce witnesses, ask questions, and present any relevant information on cited student’s behalf.

The Performance Review Committee should render its decision after the hearing or may take the matter under advisement. The Performance Review Committee’s decision will be written down and sent to the parents/guardian within 5 days of the hearing. The Performance Review Committee’s decision will be final.

Release from Compulsory Education

The school Board, after following the outlined due process and acting within state and legal guidelines, may release a student from school for unresolved excessive absences and/or truancy.


Pre-Planned Absences

A student may be excused from school attendance (won’t affect a student’s no grade status) up to a maximum of ten school days per school year (all ten days at one time or a total of ten days over multiple requests) only if school’s specific form for this is fully complete, submitted, and approved by administration prior to the absences taking place. Please contact the front office of the school with questions.

High School Pre-Planned Absence Form

Junior High School Educational Leave Form

Elementary School Pre-Planned Leave Form

Providence Hall Elementary

4795 West Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
p: (801) 727-8260 f: (801) 727-8282

Providence Hall Junior High

4558 West Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
p: (801) 727-8260 f: (801)-432-8496

Providence Hall High School

4557 West Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
p: (801) 727-8260 f: (801) 253-4997