• Wasatch Connect Attendance Policy 

    Attendance Requirements: Utah's Compulsory Education Law states that all school age children must be in attendance at school unless there is a valid and legitimate excuse (Utah Code 53-A-11-101). 

    At Wasatch Learning Academy we expect all students to be in attendance Monday-Thursday during their scheduled classes. Fridays are individual intervention days and consult days. 

    Teachers will communicate with students and parents via email in regards to each student’s Friday attendance needs. 

    Parent Excused Absences A student may be excused from school for a reasonable period of time for a death, severe illness, injury in the immediate family, or approved school activity. 

    • Parents are asked to contact the school secretary outlining the reason for any absence. 
    • Absences that are not excused by a parent within 2 days will be considered a truancy. 
    • Parents must provide medical documentation if a student is absent from school for more than 2 days due to illness. 
    • Absences may impact a student’s Individualized Education Plan services or 504 accommodation plan.  This would result in a need to meet as a team to determine how to best meet student needs and improve attendance, including whether the student may continue to qualify for services and/or if service plans need to be adjusted due to chronic absenteeism.

    Pre-Approved Extended Absences Circumstances may arise when a parent requests that their child be excused from school for an extended period of time. In such circumstances, parents must pre-arrange for their child’s absence by contacting the school administration and discussing the reason(s) why the event or activity would justify the absence. 

    If the administration grants the student’s absence, the student is then responsible to gather, ahead of time, all homework or other assignments that he/she will be missing. The student is then responsible to turn in all assignments and make up all exams within the prearranged time frame. 

    10 Unexcused Absences and Truancy An unexcused absence is when a student is absent from classes and does not have a parent excused absence or pre-approved absence. Any unexcused absences will be noted as truancy violations and parents will be notified. After a student has received 4 truancies, he or she will be referred to the Wasatch Learning Academy Intervention Team. A parent or guardian must also be present at this meeting. 

    Tardiness and Skipping Classes Students are expected to arrive to online classes in a timely fashion, including those held after lunch. 



    WLA-Harmony Attendance Policy 

    Attendance Requirements: Utah's Compulsory Education Law states that all school age children must be in attendance at school unless there is a valid and legitimate excuse (Utah Code 53-A-11-101).

    Wasatch Learning Academy defines attendance expectations and shared responsibilities for student learning as stated below:

    Flex Direct

    WLA/Harmony provides:

    • A weekly lesson delivered by a certified Harmony teacher 
    • Assessments given biweekly and reported to WLA
    • 504/IEP services as appropriate
    • Related services as specified in IEP

    Parent/Guardian provides:

    • Curriculum instruction (Tier 1)
    • Administration of biweekly assessments
    • Implementation of IEP/504 accommodations
    • Assurance of quality core instruction (appropriate time per week, appropriate curriculum, appropriate environment, etc.)

    Flex Independent

    WLA/Harmony provides:

    • Assessments given biweekly and reported to WLA
    • 504/IEP services as appropriate
    • Related services as specified in IEP

    Parent/Guardian provides:

    • Curriculum instruction (Tier 1)
    • Administration of biweekly assessments
    • Implementation of IEP/504 accommodations
    • Assurance of quality core instruction (appropriate time per week, appropriate curriculum, appropriate environment, etc.)

    Portfolio

    WLA/Harmony provides:

    • Access to curriculum (chosen by parent/guardian)
    • 504/IEP services as appropriate
    • Related services as specified in IEP

    Parent/Guardian provides:

    • Curriculum instruction (Tier 1)
    • Weekly reports of curriculum essentials taught to student(s) submitted to Harmony Ed/WLA
    • Administration of biweekly assessments and reports to WLA
    • Quarterly submission of portfolio to show progress
    • Implementation of IEP/504 accommodations as appropriate under the guidance of assigned special education or 504 case manager
    • Assurance of quality core instruction (appropriate time per week, appropriate curriculum, appropriate environment, etc.)

    Software Curriculum

    WLA/Harmony provides:

    • Access to curriculum (chosen by parent/guardian)
    • 504/IEP services as appropriate
    • Related services as specified in IEP

    Parent/Guardian provides:

    • Curriculum instruction (Tier 1)
    • Weekly reports of curriculum essentials being taught to student(s)
    • Administration of biweekly assessments and reports to WLA
    • Implementation of IEP/504 accommodations as appropriate