Regular attendance and punctuality are important from the beginning of the school year until the last day. Frequent absences, tardies and/or early dismissals interfere with your child's progress toward learning the necessary basic skills. If your 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. The note should include information pertaining to your child's reason for absence. Please attempt to make all elective medical and dental appointments for times before or after school.
Each child must bring a written excuse from the parent/guardian stating the reason for absence upon his/her return to school. The absence will be marked as unexcused until a note is received. Each student who accumulates more than 3 unexcused absences will be mailed a notice from the principal (required by state law) outlining the negative impact of student absences in school. ** Please allow up to 72 hours for your child’s attendance to be updated in the system.**
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 ( up to 3 days will be excused )
Court or Administrative proceedings
Approved Educational Leave (form must be submitted 5 days in advance) **Approval is not guaranteed.
The following are considered "Unexcused Absences":
Missing the bus
Out of town/vacation
Lack of written excuse or email
Students who arrive to school after 7:45 AM must be signed in by a parent in the office. Once signed in, the student will receive a tardy pass and must report to his/her classroom. Tardy passes are issued to ensure that each child is registered present for the day. Students must be in their classroom by 7:45 AM or they will be counted tardy. Children signing in tardy after 11:00 AM will be counted absent for the day.
The request for educational leave can be found HERE. Please make sure you submit the form and secure approval five days prior to going on a trip. The form must be submitted 5 days in advance) **Approval is not guaranteed.
Please include the following on the form:
- List the student’s grade level
- North Carolina State Standard(s) that the trip is connected to *(see below)
- A description of the project to be completed (i.e. narrative writing, scrapbook, picture album, etc.) that demonstrates the learning that occurred on the trip
- Submission of the completed project to the principal no later than one week upon return to school
- Educational leave approval is dependent upon completion of all items listed above.
*The North Carolina Common Core Standards can be accessed HERE
The project must connect the experience with the student's grade level learning standards.
Religious Obligation: Request for Excused Absence
The Religious Obligation: Request for Excused Absence form must be completed for consideration of an excused absence from school under Board Policy ACD.
- All requests should be submitted to the school at least two weeks in advance of the requested absence.
- Students are responsible for making up all missed class work and homework