Student achievement is directly tied to attendance. Responsibility for attending class lies with the student. Parents should contact the school when their student is absent or tardy. Written notes are required for every absence and tardy. When a student is absent, parents/guardians are responsible for providing the school with a note within 24 hours indicating the reason(s) for the absence. E-mail from a parent or guardian is also accepted.
Attendance contracts will be implemented for students who accrue five (5) or more days of unexcused absences in a school year. If a student reaches ten (10) absences (excused or unexcused) they must provide documentation such as a doctor’s note in order for the absence to be excused.
Pre-arranged absences must be requested in writing, for approval by the Principal or designee. An email request to the Principal or the Attendance Secretary is acceptable. Please refer to the York County School Division Student Handbook and Conduct Code Handbook 2016-2017 “Attendance”, Reference: School Board Policies JEA, JEC, JED and 9.15.1