Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School

Academic Policies

For a printable copy of our Attendance Policy, click here

Daily attendance and punctuality is imperative in developing a strong foundation for future successes in life.

Fifteen (15) absences or four (4) unexcused absences during the school year are considered excessive. This will be reflected in the students' grades. Loss of credit and unenrollment may result. If a student incurs ten (10) excused or two (2) unexcused absences, the family must meet with the faculty to work out an attendance contract.

Excused Absenses

The following are the only reasons for excused absences:

  • Illness of the student, bereavement, dental, or medical appointments.
  • Other family emergencies
  • Prearranged absences approved by the teacher and school board with arrangements made for doing work before or during the absence.

Unexcused Absenses

There may be times that families choose to take their children out of school and incur an unexcused absence. The following are examples of unexcused absences:

  • Vacations, personal family business, hunting, visiting relatives, babysitting
  • Any other reason not listed as an excused absence.

When a student is absent for any reason, the school must receive a call from a parent or guardian the morning of the absence. A written reason for the absence must be received before the child can be readmitted to class.

According to Arizona statute, children between the ages of six (6) and sixteen (16) must attend school. School attendance is ultimately the responsibility of the student and his/her family.

"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established." Romans 13:1

For a printable copy of our Uniform Policy, click here

Pants - Shorts - Skorts

  • uniform-style pants in navy, black, or khaki
  • uniform-style shorts in navy, black, or khaki
  • skorts in navy, black, khaki, or blue/gold plaid


  • uniform-style polo shirts (long or short sleeved)
  • navy, burgundy, white, or hunter green
  • sweaters and sweatshirts in navy, burgundy, white, or green


  • Socks are required with shoes
  • Sandals should be comfortable and durable for recess activities.
  • All shoes should be clean and in repair.
  • Tennis shoes are required for PE.

Additional Standards

  • All clothing must be within one size (larger or smaller) of the student?s natural size.
  • All pants must fit at the natural waist and be without holes or ragged edges.
  • Shorts should follow the same guidelines as pants in addition to having a minimum length of mid-thigh.
  • Hairstyles should be conservative and of a natural color.
  • Earrings are to be conservatively worn by girls.
  • Girls in grades 6-8 may use makeup modestly.