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General Information

School Bus Information - MCPS School Bus website 

 Attendance Information  

Attendance Staff   

 

Attendance Note Template for Absence, Tardy or Early Release

      

Two ways to report an absence 

1.  Send this on-line form     --or--  

2.  Call 240-740-2101 to report an absence by 9am.   

 

Upon return to school, send a note to the main office: include student's full name, grade, dates and reason for absence [template]. MCPS requires a doctor's note for absences of 5 days or more. For an absence of 3 days or longer, homework may be requested by calling 240-740-2110.   

Absences

Teachers enter attendance for each period into Grade Book, the new period-by-period attendance system. All class absences generate an automated call/email to parents. Since students and parents are checking Edline regularly for assignments, it is advisable that recorded absences be verified as well. If there is an error, please contact the teacher and the attendance office. 

Early Dismissals  

Students should deliver a signed note from home to the main office the morning of the early dismissal. The note should include student's full name, grade, date, time, and reason. The student receives a pass, and shows it to the teacher to be excused early. Students are not permitted to leave class without a pass. Please do not sit outside and wait!   

Late/Tardy to School

Students are deemed late to school if not seated in class by 8:15 am. Students late more than 4 times will receive an administrative consequence. Late-arriving students should report immediately to the main office and sign in on the green late arrival sheet. The student presents a note to the attendance secretary. Students are issued a pass to class. No student will be admitted late to a class without a pass. The classroom teacher then corrects attendance.    

Late/Tardy to Class

Tardiness is defined as a failure to be seated in class ready to work when the bell rings. NBMS has the expectation that students arrive to each class on time; teachers will work with students to develop good habits. If a pattern of tardiness develops, teachers will confer with the student, assign detention, and/or contact parents. If a student is in a previous class/activity late, a pass is required to enter class late.

Attendance Codes

Below are the more common attendance codes, which you may see in Edline.

  PR 

Present 

 AB 

Absent, Reason Unknown 

 ETDY 

Excused Tardy 

 UTDY 

Unexcused Tardy 

 EDE 

Early Departure Excused 

 EDU 

Early Departure Unexcused 

 DNC 

Do Not Call, Other Unlawful Absence  

 DTH 

Death in Family 

 EMR 

State Emergency 

 EOUT 

Excused, Out of School 

 ILL 

Illness, Medical Appointment 

 REL 

Religious Holiday 

 UABS 

Other Unlawful Absence   

School Lunches

Students can't learn if they are hungry!  

 

Here is information on cafeteria meals, free & reduced applications, and how to make prepayments to your lunch account. 

 

If dropping off a check for the lunch account, bring it in the morning, not during the hectic lunchtimes.


 MySchoolBucks.com is a service which allows you to make payments to your child’s cafeteria account on-line with a credit/debit card. Once the account is established, you can check balances, view student purchases, set up recurring payments, and receive low balance e-mail notification. Payments to the account take at least 24 hours to become available. Enroll Now

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