School Information → Policies and Procedures → Attendance Policy
School attendance is required by law. If a student is absent, the parent/guardian is expected to call the attendance secretary (301-650-6544) after 7:55 a.m. to report the absence. If the school has not been informed, the attendance secretary will call to determine why the student is not in school.
Absence from school is considered lawful only in case of:
- Death in the immediate family
- Quarantine Illness of the student
- Court summons
- Suspension from school
- Mental incapacity
- Physical incapacity
- Violent storm
- Religious holiday
- Superintendent’s authorization
- Lack of authorized transportation
When the student returns to school following an absence, he/she must bring a dated note signed by a parent/guardian explaining the nature of the absence. The note should be brought to the attendance secretary in the main office where all parent/guardian notes are kept on file.
Students are required to bring in a note, dated and signed by a parent/guardian, if they plan to leave school early. The note should be presented to the attendance secretary before 8:15 a.m. to ensure that the student’s name will appear on the “Excused Early” list for the day.
Students are required to bring a note, dated and signed by a parent/guardian, when arriving after 8:15 a.m. The note is to be presented to the attendance secretary in the main office when the student signs in.