CMS continues to mandate that are all school staff follow state guidelines regarding attendance. Parents and guardians are responsible for seeing that their children attend school each day it is in session, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Policy JHBB and the NC Compulsory Attendance Law (N.C. G.S.-§115C-378). Per state law, students must not accumulate more than 9 Unexcused Absences during the course of the school year. The absences listed below are considered excused once school personnel have received written verification (doctor's note, email from parent, note written in agenda, etc.):
• Illness of student
• Death in the immediate family
• Doctor appointment
• Court or administrative proceedings
Sharon School is responsible for sending out absence letters/documentation when students accumulate absences that have not been documented as being excused. To assist with this process, we are asking parents to send in written documentation within 5 days from when the child returns to school following an absence. Absences that are not received during that time period will be coded as unexcused unless formal documentation is received by the school. Sharon's attendance counselor is Teri Williams. Please contact her during the school year if you have additional questions. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.