You Can’t Take This School Year Off
A Message About Virtual Learning Programs
If your children are 6-18 years old they must attend school. It’s still the law. MCL 380.1561 http://legislature.mi.gov/doc....
Things you should know about students in virtual programs:
- Students who are enrolled in virtual learning programs through their local school district must participate in the program.
- Students must log in daily and complete required coursework.
- Students must communicate with a teacher at least twice per week.
- Students who log in and fail to complete school work may be referred to Sanilac County Truancy Intervention Services.
- It is both a student responsibility and a parent responsibility to ensure children are logging in daily and completing coursework.
What can happen if students do not participate in their virtual learning program?
- Students who do not complete coursework and assignments typically fail the class and no credit is earned.
- Students who do not earn credits do not graduate on time.
- Students referred to the truancy officer may end up being charged with truancy in the court.
- It is a parent’s responsibility to make sure their children are participating in the school program in which they are enrolled. Parents may be charged with truancy as well. If convicted it is a two day minimum jail sentence, court fines/fees, and nine to twelve months’ probation.
Sanilac County Truancy Intervention Services - Family Court