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2945 Johnston-Oehler Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Courier #: 409
P: 980-343-9915  |  F: 980-343-9913 
Principal: Dianna Newman
LC: Northeast
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Please Follow the Directions on This Page Pertaining to Your Student's Absence


Reporting Absences & Early Dismissal:

Regular attendance and punctuality are important from the beginning of the school year until the last day. Frequent absences and tardies interfere with your child's progress toward learning the necessary basic skills.  Please allow up to 48 hours for your child’s attendance to be updated in the system.


If you child is absence because of an illness or injury, please email your child's teacher or have your child bring in a written note and/or doctor's note upon their return to school, with information pertaining to your child's reason for absence.


Excused Absences:

The following reasons are considered excuses for absences:

  • Personal illness (please state type of illness)

  • Medical appointments ( must provide a doctor’s note)

  • Death in family

  • Court or Administrative proceedings

  • Approved Educational Leave (form must be submitted 5 days in advance) Approval is not guaranteed.

  • CMS Approved Religious holidays (form must be submitted 2 weeks in advance)


  • NOTE: Parents can no longer call in an absence for a student, they must send a note or email to the school in order for the absence to be excused.  Until a note is received by the attendance office, all absences above are unexcused. Please attempt to make all elective medical and dental appointments for times before or after school.
  • Unexcused Absences

    • Inclement weather

    • Car trouble

    • Missing the bus

    • Oversleeping

    • Out of town/vacation

    • No written excuse or email



  • Tardy Students
  • 1st Tardy Bell rings at 8:10 AM as a warning.
  • Students are marked tardy if they are not "in class" by 8:15 AM.
  • Board of Education Superintendent Calendars/Schedules School Safety