Attendance Forms and Policies

  • Coming to school every day, ready to learn, is important for a child's success -- and it's required by state law for children between the ages of 7 and 16. 
     

    Check Out Process

     
    In order for a parent to check out a student, the parent should report to the Attendance Office (the window to the right of the front doors) and provide a picture ID for the student to be released to the parent.
     
    NOTE:  No student check outs are permitted after 2:00 pm.
     

    Excused Absences

     
    Parents need to provide a handwritten note or the Green Level Absence Form (see below) within two days of their child's return to school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused.  No phone calls, faxes, or emails will be accepted.
     
    A principal or teacher will notify parents if there are three or more unexcused absences, and will work with the family if there is a concern that absences are becoming excessive.

    Excused absences include:
    • Illness or injury
    • Death in the family
    • Health care appointments
    • Court appearances 
    • Religious observance
    • Natural disasters
    • Outside educational opportunities *

    All students who miss school MUST provide a note from the parent, doctor, dentist, court, etc. upon return.  Any student that does not provide such verification to the Attendance Office will be counted as UNEXCUSED for the class period(s) missed.  EXCUSED NOTES MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 2 DAYS OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL.  ANY NOTE RECEIVED AFTER 2 DAYS WILL NOT CHANGE THE ABSENCE TO EXCUSED.

     
     

    Excused Absences for Educational Opportunities

     
    * For outside educational opportunities, The Excused Absences for Educational Reasons Form must be completed in advance of the absence(s).
     
     
     
     

For any Attendance/Absence related concerns, please contact Mrs. McIndoe in our Attendance Office at 919-387-2208 ext 27973 or email: smcindoe@wcpss.net.