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2400 Colony Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Courier #: 466
P: 980-343-5800  |  F: 980-343-5803 
Principal: Robert Folk
LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Attendance Procedures

Attendance Policies and Procedures


  • 10 absences excused OR unexcused are allowed PER CLASS.
  • After 10 absences students are required to do credit recovery
  • Credit recovery is at teachers discretion and student is responsible for speaking with individuals teachers to make this up


All excuses must be handed in to the attendance office within 5 days of an absence. Documentation is required by CMS to excuse an absence. Please make sure student full name, ID number, and date of absence are all included on the excuse note/ form. Parent sick notes please include parent signature and phone number as well. If absence was not a full day please be sure to also indicate that on the excuse or a full day absence will be entered.

Excused absences include:

  • Parent note stating injury or illness
  • Doctor note
  • Dentist note
  • Counseling appointment/ personal appointment/ etc.
  • Court appointment
  • Death in family

We do not need any documentation for unexcused absences. These include car troubles, traffic, family trips, weddings, vacation, etc. and will remain unexcused absences.


Students arriving late with no excuse before 8:02am will report straight to 1st block. Students will be marked unexcused late and can only have 3 before a referral is written.  Once they arrive on campus after 8:02am they need to report to attendance to sign in and will be marked unexcused absent. Students missing half a class with no excuse will be sent to ISS for the remainder of that period. If the student has an EXCUSED absence note they will turn it in at time of sign in at the attendance office. Students who have excused documentation and receive a green late pass are excused from this.


  • Written up for accumulating 3 Unexcused Late per class
  • Written up for every tardy after 3 as well
  • Student must do Academic Restitution for a tardy referral
  • Marked in system as (2L) Unexcused Late

Excused Late:

If a student is excused late and had a doctor appointment, court/ counseling appointment, dentist note, etc. they can sign in at the attendance office. They will be given a GREEN excused late pass.


Students more than half of a class period late for an unexcused reason will report to ISS. If a student does not have their excused note at time of arrival they will be counted as unexcused late and after half of a class period late will also report to ISS. If a student is late in between class after the bell before 2nd, 3rd or 4th period and do not have a pass, they can be sent to ISS.


Students MUST sign out properly with documentation/ or parent. Students who did not sign out properly that try to sign back in will be directed to a principal. Parking passes could be taken for a period of time if students leave without following the rules.

EARLY DISMISSAL: (no later than 1:45pm)

Early dismissals require:

  • Print an Early Dismissal Form and send with student morning of leaving early
  • Bring a hand written PARENT NOTE

Notes MUST BE WRITTEN BY PARENT in order to be accepted and include student full name, ID number, date of dismissal, parent's signature, and parent phone number. Early dismissals without the following information may not be accepted. The rules apply to students age 18 years or older. They MUST have documentation to leave early and cannot sign themselves out.

Bring a note by the attendance office between 6:45am-7:10am the morning of leaving early or during lunch to receive a pass to get out of class. If you drop note off in early dismissal box be sure to come back in between classes or at lunch to pick up your pass. Students will not have to stop back by attendance to sign out when they have provided documentation in advance. This is the preferred way for early dismissals as it minimizes not having to interrupt teachers during their instructional time. If you come to dismiss a student for an emergency or for illness please do so in between classes.


Form can be found below and requires documentation to be attached. These are to be turned into the guidance counselors. A medical recovery waiver can excuse attendance days but does not excuse students from work. Students are still responsible for making up work when missing school.

 Medical Recovery Waiver.pdf


  • Fill out Educational Opportunity Form found below or pick up from Attendance Office
  • Attach documentation to the Educational Form

Forms must include student full name, ID number, reason for request, date of absence, and parent signature. You must also attach proof to the educational form. This can include college brochure, official visit/campus tour confirmation, email verification, itinerary, etc.

Please allow for at least one week for educational forms to be approved and entered into the system. Administration signs off on these so we ask for a week to get approval and enter them.

Educational Leave.pdf


  • Fill out Religious Observance Form found below or pick up from Attendance Office

Forms MUST include student full name, ID number, parent signature, and date of absence request.

Religious Obligation Form.pdf


When a student is suspended the counselor and all teachers are informed by the school. Students are responsible for all work missed on days they are suspended. If students are out for a long term suspension work can be left in the main office for students/ parents to pick up to ensure they don't fall too far behind on work.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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