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John Motley Morehead Stem Academy
A CMS K-8 Magnet School
7810 Neal Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
Courier #: 429
P: 980-343-5775  |  F: 980-343-5781 
Principal: Kevin Woods
LC: West Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Grades: K-8
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Attendance

Morehead STEM Academy Attendance Policy

 

Click Here to report your child's absence and specific reason for the absence to the Attendance Office.

  • Regular attendance and being on time are extremely important throughout the entire school year.
  • Frequent absences or tardies will greatly interfere with your child's learning.
  • Students are expected to be in school except in the event of an emergency or for reasons explained below.

Excused Absences

  • CMS Approved Religious Holidays: Please print out the CMS Approval FormThe form must be submitted two weeks in advance.
  • Court or Administrative Proceedings
  • Death in the Immediate Family
  • Doctor/Dentist Appointment
  • Personal Illness or Injury:  specific illness or injury must be communicated

Parents can not call in an absence for a student.
A written note or email must be sent to the school in order for the absence to be excused.
 All absences are unexcused until a note is received by the Attendance Office. 

Unexcused Absences

  • No written or emailed note received by the Attendance Office
  • Inclement weather
  • Car trouble
  • Missing the bus
  • Oversleeping

Tardies

  • Parents are required to sign a tardy student in at the Front Office
  • Tardies are unexcused except for the following reasons:
    • Doctor/Dentist Appointment
    • Court or Administrative Proceedings

Reporting an Absence by Note

  • When a student returns to school after an absence, a note must be brought to school
  • The note must be signed by the parent/guardian
  • The reason for absence must be on the note
  • The student's first and last name must be on the note
  • The note must be turned into the Attendance Office (Mrs. Harris)

Reporting an Absence by Email

  • Use the link at the top of the page to report your child's absence
  • The reason for absence must be on the email
  • The student's first and last name must be on the email

Reporting an Absence by Fax

  • A note can be faxed to (980) 343-5781, attention Mrs. Harris
  • All guidelines for the note must be followed (see above)

 If you have any questions, please email our Attendance Office.

 

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