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Weber School District Attendance Policy


Any person having control of a minor between six and 18 years of age is required to send the minor to a public or regularly established private school during the school year of the district in which the minor resides.

It is a misdemeanor for a person having control of a minor to willfully fail to comply with the requirements of this chapter. A district board of education shall report cases of willful noncompliance to the appropriate juvenile court. Officers of the juvenile court shall immediately take appropriate action.

A person having control of a minor between six and 18 years of age is exempt from Utah State Code 53A-11-102 if the minor is excused from attendance by the district board of education for one of the following reasons:

1. a minor over age 16 may receive a partial release from school to enter employment if the minor has completed the eighth grade or the minor's services are required for the support of a parent. Minors excused under this subsection are required to attend part-time schooling as prescribed by the board; or

2. on an annual basis, a minor may receive a full release from attending a public, regularly established private or part-time school or class if:

a. the minor has already completed the work required for graduation from high school;

b. the minor is taught at home in the branches prescribed by law for the same length of time as minors are required by law to be taught in the district schools. A minor excused to enter employment under subsection 1 may be excused from attending required part-time schooling if the minor is taught the required number of hours at home;

c. the minor is in a physical or mental condition, certified by a competent physician if required by the district board, which renders attendance inexpedient and impracticable;

d. there is no school or class taught for the required length of time within 2.5 miles of the minor's residence or place of employment and free transportation is not provided to a school or class located beyond 2.5 miles;

e. proper influences and adequate opportunities for education are provided in connection with the minor's employment; or

if after expending earnest and persistent efforts, the Superintendent or his designee has determined that a minor over the age of 16 is unable to profit from attendance at school because of inability or a continuing negative attitude toward school regulations and discipline.

3. In each case, evidence of reasons for granting an exemption must be sufficient to satisfy the district board. Boards excusing minors from attendance issue a certificate stating that the minor is excused from attendance during the time specified on the certificate.

4. A HOME SCHOOL may be an alternate to public school if it meets state and local district requirements in the law. The responsibility of the local school board is to evaluate home schools annually to see that:

a. the home school is "regularly established" to produce an educational program "sufficient" to provide the student with the minimum educational program as required in the public schools.

b. time for conducting school is to coincide with the regularly established school year required by the state.

c. educational curriculum must be adequate to cover the curriculum of education (branches) prescribed by law.

d. the procedure for a home school to be recognized will include the following:

(1) filing an application with the Superintendent and the Board of Education designating a name for the home school and defining educational intentions.

(2) disclosure of curriculum and agreements of cooperative use of public school materials and/or part-time participation in classes evaluation time, fees, etc.

(3) determination of equivalent attendance requirements such as 180 days and 5-1/2 hours per day (minimum time).

(4) designation of an instructor who is capable of educating students in the home school.

e. The method of exit from and re-entry to the public school system is critical. The Board of Education reserves the right to designate re-entrance levels by examination. The instruments used must be no more difficult than those required of regular public school children.

(1) Periodic review, at least annually, must be done by representatives of the Board of Education to satisfy the "intent" of quality education in the home. Examination of the roll book, lesson plans, curriculum records, etc., may suffice.

(2) High school credit, graduation or diplomas, textbook use, testing, program assistance, partial attendance, supplies, field trips, athletics, etc., will be mutually agreed to at the time a home school makes application to be established. Evaluation of progress and re-entry placement needs to be done prior to the senior year (12th grade) to be considered for graduation or diploma.

(3) The Board of Education has the ultimate decision as to which students receive diplomas and/or graduate. The evaluation of the student's program needs to be done at each high school prior to the 12th grade (senior year) to be considered for a diploma from the public school system.

(4) A procedural packet of information will be sent to each home school at the time of application regarding the responsibilities of the home school and the Board of Education.

5. That any minor who has reached the age of sixteen years and whose school experience has, in the judgment of school officials, demonstrated that such minor is unable to profit from school attendance, either because of the student's continued negative attitude toward school regulations and school discipline, may be excused from school attendance upon recommendation of the Superintendent, or his designee, and approved by the Board of Education.

6. The evidence of the existence of any such reasons for non-attendance must be in each case sufficient to satisfy the Board of Education, or due process officer, acting in the name of the superintendent of the district in which the child resides, which, if satisfied, shall issue a certificate stating that the holder is exempt from attendance during the time therein specified.

Source: Utah Code Annotated 53A-11-101 thru 105



Inappropriate and vulgar language has no place in school.  Please work with us on this and also with your children.


Students are expected to be in school each day unless ill or properly excused by a parent or guardian.  Parents please know where your children are during the school day.  When a student is absent, the parent/guardian should send an excuse with the child when he/she returns to school.


All bicycles must be locked up during school hours.  The school cannot be responsible for bicycles, locks or accessories. Students are not allowed to ride their bikes during the school day.


These are not allowed at school except on special occasions, with permission of the teacher.


Please label all coats, boots, etc.  Lost and found articles are just outside of the Media Center.

School Dress Policy:

The following dress code has been adopted to promote safety, personal hygiene, and a proper academic environment.  Students are expected to maintain a type fo dress that is clean, modest, and is not distracting to teachers or other students and not detrimental or disruptive to the educational process.

  1. Clothing not ordinarily worn in the workplace may not be worn at school. (i.e., robes, pajamas, house slippers, mutilated clothing, etc.).
  2. Shoes must be worn at all times.  For safety reasons, flip flop and platform shoes are discouraged at school.
  3. Shorts and skirts must be at least finger-tip length and not present a distraction in the classroom.
  4. Shirts and tops may not have bare midriffs, or be revealing at the neck, stomach and/or armholes.  The ball of the shoulder must be covered.  Tank tops, athletic undershirts, halter tops, spaghetti strap shirts, and bare midriff shirts are not allowed at school.
  5. Underwear must be worn underneath clothing and may not be worn outside of or on top of other clothing, or where it is exposed or can be seen.  Sagging pants must not reveal underwear.
  6. Clothing with designs, printed words, or slogans that are suggestive, obscene, in poor taste, or that refer to a substance or activity which is illegal for a minor will not be allowed- clothing which refers to ales, beer, or other alcoholic beverages, smoked or smokeless tobacco, breweries, or illegal drugs may not be worn.
  7. Hats or other types of head covering, such as scarves, sweatbands or bandanas, may not be worn in the building.
  8. Sunglasses may not be worn in the building.
  9. Educationally distracting hair color or makeup will not be allowed.   Hair or makeup which is so conspicuous, extreme, odd in color or style that it draws undue attention, disrupts, or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning atmosphere at school will not be allowed.

10. Clothing attachments, jewelry, or accessories which could be considered weapons, which could pose a potential risk of injury to the wearer or others, or which could be considered to be disruptive to the educational process may not be worn.  Chains longer than 8 inches may not be worn.

11.  Inappropriate and distracting tattoos may not be displayed.

Digital Media Devices/Cell Phone Policy:

We are committed to ensure that a DMD does not interfere with the learning environment and safety procedures or infringe on the privacy of others at North Ogden Elementary.  Therefore, the following procedures will apply to student use of a DMD on school property during school hours:

  1. DMD including student cell phones, music devices, gaming devices, cameras, etc. should not be used during school hours. They are not to be seen, heard or used in any way.
  2. Any DMD seen, heard or used will be confiscated and held in the office.  Parents may pick up the device in the office.
  3. The first offense is a warning.  Subsequent offenses may result in a one day suspension of the student.
  4. The office phone is available for student use, with adult referral, during the school day.  Parents should call the school to get messages to students.
  5. School personnel will not be held responsible for DMD that are lost, stolen or broken at school.
  6. School administration or designee may search DMD based on reasonable suspicion that they may contain evidence of a violation of school/district rules or policy.
  7. School district policies and state and federal laws regarding illegal content on DMD will be enforced.
  8. Any exception to the above procedures must be approved by the building administrator.

Release of Students:

For safety reasons, release of students during the school day must be done through the office.  Only those students with proper authorization will be allowed to leave.   PLEASE DO NOT TAKE STUDENTS FROM THE PLAYGROUND WITHOUT CHECKING THEM OUT THROUGH THE OFFICE.


Children should respect adults.  Any staff member at Kanesville has the right to communicate with any student should conditions warrant.  Students should be taught to respect property and be responsible for lost or damaged school property.


IT IS CRITIAL THAT STUDENTS BE ON TIME FOR SCHOOL.  When students come late to class, they miss out on learning, as well as disrupt the learning process.  School begins at 8:45 am.  Please make sure your children are on time. It is imperative to teach them the importance of being on time.  When your child is late, please have them check in with the office prior to going to class.

Use of School Telephones:

Students except in emergencies should not use the office phone.  Students must get permission from their teacher to use the telephone.

Bus Regulations-


All students riding buses are expected to comply with the following:

  1. Be courteous to the bus driver, to fellow pupils, and passers-by.
  2. Be on time at the designated bus stop both morning and afternoon.
  3. Walk on the left side of the road facing oncoming traffic, when coming to meet the bus.
  4. Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
  5. Follow directions of the driver in placement on the bus.
  6. Cross the road according to the proper safety procedures.
  7. Do not extend hands, arms, head or any part of the body through bus windows.
  8. Do not open or close windows without permission of the driver.
  9. Do not attempt to leave the bus other than at a regular stop.

10. Talk in normal tones and refrain from loud or vulgar language.

11.  Help keep the bus clean and exercise care to prevent damage.

12. Do not open the emergency door except in case of emergency.

13. Do not, in any manner, destroy school property.

Students who refuse to obey promptly the directions of the driver or fail to observe any of the above regulations forfeit the privilege of riding the bus.

Please review safety rules for walking, boarding, and riding the buses with your children. Presentations and lessons are planned to reinforce this at school during the year.


Due to serious liability and safety concerns with bussing children, the district has asked us to strictly adhere to the bussing policy.

The policy states that drivers are not authorized to allow children to change buses or stop at unassigned spots.

Transporting children to such activities as parties, scouts, sleepovers, achievement days, piano, etc. will not be allowed. Students not on the regular passenger list will not be permitted to ride the bus.  If you feel you must request an exception to this policy, because of extenuating circumstances, (ie: a relative may be taking care of your children while you are out of town), you will need to fill out and get signed a copy of the bussing form from the school office.  You may also call the transportation supervisor at 476-7937 if you have concerns.  We appreciate your cooperation with this important safety issue.

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