• Attendance Guidelines for Parents During Online Instruction

    Following is what you should know to ensure your child is counted present in his or her class/classes. These guidelines apply both for students in Plan B Transition and WCPSS Virtual Academy. 


    NC Department of Public Instruction Definition of Attendance: Attendance in an online instruction environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. 


    What Deems a Student Present in Online Instruction?

    A student is considered present for daily attendance during an online instructional day if either of these statements is true:

    • If a student completes their daily assignments, either online or offline; and/or if a student is present in live instruction (for example, Google Meet).
    • If a student has a daily check-in, a two-way communication, with the appropriate teacher(s).


    Excused/Unexcused Absences: WCPSS will follow board policy for excused/unexcused absences. Because the reasons for excusing absences were not written in anticipation of a fully online environment, schools are encouraged to show grace to the degree appropriate when requests are submitted.


    Questions? Contact your school with any questions related to attendance.