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Attendance & Driver's Ed


Student Absence is when a student is unable to come to campus due to illness, COVID-19 required quarantine, family emergency, or other parent or school-approved reason.* The following protocols are designed to address illness including but NOT limited to COVID-19 and the protocols for quarantine and testing. This protocol also applies when a student is unable to attend class remotely when the school campus is closed and the school day is designated as a Remote Learning Day
When a student is absent for an extended period of time (1 week or more), it is recommended that the parent, student, counselor, teachers, and advisor work in partnership with the student to ensure he/she has the necessary tools and resources to either stay on track during the extended absence OR have a plan for make-up assignments and testing upon return to school. 

Parent/Legal Guardian 
  • Contact the school:
    • Whenever a student is absent (on-campus or remote learning), a parent or legal guardian must contact and communicate the reason for absence and when the student will return to campus.
    • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 or has been contacted by a medical professional that he or she is a COVID-19 contact, a parent or legal guardian must contact  Our school nurse will contact the parent about the student’s return to campus requirements.  
  • Academics:  
    • Parents should check Schoology.  Schoology will provide course information: daily bulletins, missing/upcoming items, calendar of course due dates, and notifications to the student from his/her Educators. Educators will also post information about available office hours. 
    • Contact Educators for any course where your child is struggling and may need additional support or guidance. 


Student (when the student is able) he/she should:
  • Check Schoology for each course
  • Daily Bulletin: What happened in classes that were missed (instruction, required practice and graded assignments, and upcoming responsibilities) 
  • Missing items: submit any assignments completed  
  • Calendar: Check the calendar to note any missed assignments and contact the teacher to schedule a time to make up any missed in-class assessments
  • Materials: Check both the course materials for posted resources. 
  • Plan to meet with any teacher during his/her office hours upon your return if you have any questions or concerns about missed course/missed graded work. 
Classroom Educators will:
  • Provide daily bulletins/class objectives/ class agenda (or something similar) in Schoology. This information will include topics covered, in-class practice, and required graded assignments.
  • Post due dates for any upcoming assignments or assessments on Schoology
  • Post links to any digital resources used for class lessons on Schoology 
  • Indicate available office hours and what process is for a student to meet during those times
  • Communicate make-up work process in opening communication and post on Schoology
  • Suggested: reach out to students who are absent for more than 3 class periods in a row to provide any guidance on completing assignments and resources available. 

*There are other reasons a student may miss class: early release for athletic or school-sponsored extracurricular participation,  spiritual retreat or service participation, or other school-approved reasons. Students in one of these scenarios are not considered sick and should complete any assignments on or before the date of absence and determine a plan for any missing work prior to or upon immediate return to school or class. 

In order to take part in any extra-curricular activities (athletics, fine arts, driver's ed, etc.), students must attend at least two classes - not including lunch - each day. 

Flex Period 

Most Gibbons Students have a period designated on their schedules as "Flex Period." Flex periods are intended to give our students options for quiet study, collaborative study or social time on campus. Students will have access to the Library, Learning Commons, Quad, Lobby and Cafe during Flex periods. 

Fill out the Flex Period Permission Form

All students who have Flex in Periods 1, 4, 5, or 8

While we encourage students to come to campus before school and stay on campus for the whole day, we will allow students, with parent permission, to arrive late in periods 1 and 5 and leave campus, in periods 4 and 8. Parents must complete the Flex Period Permission Form for each child enrolled who is given permission to NOT be on campus during their Flex in Periods 1, 4, 5, or 8.  Students are expected to arrive in time for their next class or Advisory. Excessive tardies to their scheduled classes will result in the school revoking the privilege to leave campus during the flex period. 

Fill out the Flex Period Permission Form

Juniors and Seniors who have Flex in Periods 2, 3, 6, or 7

With parent permission, juniors and seniors are able to leave campus during their Flex period and return for their remaining classes. These students must have a parent complete the Flex Period Permission form. Students are expected to return to campus on time for their classes. A tardy will be issued when a student arrives late. Excessive tardies to their scheduled classes will result in the school revoking the privilege to leave campus during the flex period and/or lunch period. 

Fill out the Flex Period Permission Form

Freshmen and Sophomores who have Flex in Periods: 2, 3, 6 or 7

All students in Grades 9 and 10 are required to stay on campus during flex in periods 2, 3, 6, or 7 just like any other class.  A parent is required to excuse a student from school during this time by contacting the attendance office just like he or she would at any other time of the day. 

Parents may contact at any time with questions about permissions for Flex periods.

Driver Education

2021–2022 Driver Education Classes

Jordan Driving School is an independent driving school company which offers driver education classes to Cardinal Gibbons students.

For the fall of 2021, Jordan Driving School has not determined if they will offer “on campus” driver education classes at schools.

Please visit the Jordan Driving School website for the most up-to-date information.

If you have additional questions regarding driver education classes, please contact Jordan Driving School directly.

Jordan Driving School Information

Jordan Driving School, Inc.
101 Timber Pointe Lane
Garner, NC 27529
Phone (919) 772-4877
Fax: (919) 662-2628