• Included on this page are highlights from our policies and procedures.

    Attendance Policies

    As a reminder, school hours are:
    School Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    The bell schedule outlines the school day by grade level and day of the week.

    Student Smart Badge

    Each student will be issued an ID badge (with one lanyard) annually at the beginning of the school year. Students are responsible for their ID badges and it is expected that proper care be given. 

    School badge guidelines

    Absence Procedures

    To report an absent or tardy child, call the school office at (513) 363-7411 or complete the Absence Reporting Form as early as possible each day the child is absent or tardy.

    Students are required by state law to attend school daily unless absent due to religious holiday, illness or death in the immediate family. Dental and medical appointments should be scheduled outside of school hours.

    An absence will be excused only if a student brings a signed note from a parent or guardian on the day the student returns stating the following:

    • The student’s name
    • The reason for absence
    • Date(s) student was absent
    • Home phone number or other number where the parent/guardian may be contacted
    • Parent or guardian's signature
    • Students should bring their absence note to the main office before school starts.

    Early Dismissal

    Early dismissals should be rare. Students requesting an early dismissal must present a note from a parent or guardian to the main office prior to the start of the school day. The note must contain a telephone number where a parent/guardian can be contacted and dismissal verified. There will be no early dismissals approved within the last 30 minutes of the school day. Phone calls requesting early dismissal must be made prior to 2:45 p.m.

    Extended Absence

    Parents of students who are (or expect to be) absent more than three consecutive days should contact their student’s team leader to request information regarding make-up work.

    Tardy Procedures

    Students are expected to be seated in their first bell class when the bell rings at 8 a.m. Tardiness to school will earn a detention. Continued tardiness will earn increasing consequences.

    The Big Red Way Returns to Uniforms
    Beginning in 2023, Hughes STEM will require uniforms for our students. View and download the information: 2023-24 Big Red Uniform Update