Coming to school every day, ready to learn, is important for your child's success -- and it's 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 this form 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 child’s teacher or School Social Worker 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.
Click here to download and print a note that you can fill out and return to school when your child is absent.
As parents, it is your responsibility to ensure your child attends school!
NC Attendance Law 115C-378 requires all students enrolled in school to be in attendance.
At 10 unexcused absences, parents can be held legally responsible for student non-attendance.
Please see your School Social Worker for more information on the NC Attendance Law and WCPSS policy.