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Attendance Policy

Morgantown Learning Academy continues to develop the highest quality educational program for its students. A critical element to this development is establishing and maintaining accurate records of student participation. The following guidelines will thus be observed:
  1. Morgantown Learning Academy will provide a minimum of one hundred and eighty (180) instructional days for all full-time students. 
  2. The Directors will determine academic calendars by the end of current academic year. Calendars will be distributed to all families. 
  3. Any student missing more than 44 days of instruction will not be promoted to the next grade level. 
  4. Parents are expected to call/email the school to report a student's absence by 9am.
  5. Excessive tardiness qualifies as loss of instructional time. Thus, five tardies will be considered equivalent to one absence. 
    • MLA defines "tardy" as the inability to be on task and productive at the designated start time in the morning. Morgantown Learning Academy official hours of operation for students is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students not in classrooms by 8:05 a.m. will be marked tardy. 
    • Any student arriving past 8:15 a.m. must be signed into the office by a parent.  If this is not done, the student's record remains as an absence for that day.
  6. The following will be considered Excused Absences when a written note is presented to the office within 5 school days.
    • doctor's appointment 
    • family crisis 
    • extended illness 
    • contagious illness 
    • religious holidays 
  7. After an illness with fever, students may return to school when they have been fever-free 24 hours without the assistance of medicine.
  8. MLA does not follow the Monongalia County school schedule.  If there is inclement weather the Director will announce, by email, any closings or delays by 6am.  It also will be posted on the MLA Facebook page and the WBOY website.