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Personal Time Saturday School

As we diligently work to increase student attendance and student instruction time, Florence High School will now implement Personal Time Saturday School.

What is Personal Time Saturday School (PTS)?

Personal Time Saturday is a program that allows students who have FX-ed or will FX (Failing due to eXcessive, uneXused absences) a class due to excessive, unexcused absences to clear that FX to pass or receive credit for that class.

How many unexcused absences cause a student to FX a class?

The following rules from the Student Handbook indicate the number of unexcused absences a student may incur before FXing a class: The high school may deny credit for a semester if the number of unexcused absences in any given class exceeds 10. In the event that credit is denied, the principal will grant a hearing if one is requested.

How many Personal Time Saturdays does a student have to attend to clear an FX?

Each successfully completed PTS equals four class period absences that can be converted from unexcused to excused absences.

Saturday School Dates for Florence High School 2016-2017 school year

1st semester

2nd semester


January 14, 2017

August 27, 2016

January 28, 2017

September 10, 2016

February 11, 2017

September 24, 2016

February 25, 2017

October 15, 2016

March 11, 2017

October 22, 2016

March 18, 2017

November 5, 2016

April 1, 2017

November 12, 2016

April 15, 2017

December 3, 2016

May 6, 2017

December 10, 2016

May 20, 2017









Personal Time Saturday School Rules

  1. Personal Time Saturday School (PTS) occurs between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

  2. Students must serve the entire time to receive credit for attendance.  If the student is late, he/she will not be admitted entrance (Enter at the Front entrance next to the main office) if the student leaves early, for any reason, he/she will receive no credit for attendance.

  3. No food or drink is allowed at PTS. All other Student Handbook rules apply to PTS.

  4. Students are to bring schoolwork or other reading material to PTS to keep them occupied in addition to work the teacher has provided for the student to complete.

  5. Students may not talk during PTS and must remain quiet at all times. Students are not allowed to sleep or lay their heads down during PTS.

  6. Computers, laptops, and IPADS may only be used with teacher approval.  Students must be working on school material if online.

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