Absences and Late ArrivalsPlease write a note to your child’s classroom teacher indicating the reason for your child’s absence upon his/her return. When a student arrives late, you are asked to sign him/her in at the front office.WCPSS Attendance Policy
Coming to school every day, ready to learn, is important for your child's success. It's also required by state law for children between the ages of 7 and 16.
Excused absences include:
- illness or injury
- a death in the family
- health care appointments
- court appearances
- religious observance
- natural disasters
- outside educational opportunities (you'll need to complete the Request For Excused Absence For Educational Reasons Form | Request For Excused Absence For Educational Reasons (Spanish) in advance)
You'll need to provide a note within two days of your child's return to school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused. Your principal or teachers will notify you if there are three or more unexcused absences, and will work with you and your child if there is a concern that absences are becoming excessive.
Your child will need to make up all work he or she missed, as scheduled by the teacher.
For more information, review School Board Policy 4400: Attendance.