• Please visit the district site on attendance for additional information and details about policies for excused versus unexcused absences.

    Consistent school attendance is necessary for academic success and therefore, we place a great deal of emphasis on consistent school attendance. Students should be present daily unless there is a valid reason for being absent. At Enloe High School, cumulative absences (any combination of excused and unexcused) above ten (10) in a semester or twenty (20) in one or more classes in a year are considered excessive. After ten (10) days in a semester class or twenty (20) days of accumulated absences in a year-long class and failure to meet the set expectations, the student may be subject to failure, retention, or summer school. A student must be present for at least half of the day in order to participate in any extra-curricular activities that day.   

    Checking Out/In to school:

    Students cannot be checked out of school after 1:50pm.  

    Anytime a student is being checked out of school, parents/guardians must present proper photo ID (Driver License/ID) to the attendance secretary and complete the check-out form. Only those who are listed in the school database will be permitted to checkout a student. Students will not be granted permission to leave campus unless parents or guardians are reached.This includes students who are 18 years of age or older. Students who leave without checking out will receive an unexcused absence. This includes leaving for lunch and not returning to school.

    In the event that a student must leave campus for a planned appointment, the student must report to the attendance office before school and present to the attendance clerk a note for verification. Upon verification, the attendance technician will give the student a pass to be dismissed from class at the appropriate time. At the designated time the student will then report to the attendance office to sign out and meet his/her parent. Upon returning to school, the student must check in with the attendance clerk and present the signed check-out note.

    Notes from parents requesting check-out for appointments should include the following information:

    • Name of Student & Student ID#

    • Reason for early dismissal

    • Phone number where the parent can be reached during the day

    • Parent signature

    Following an absence:

    When a student returns to school after being absent, the student must bring a note signed by the parent or guardian. The note should include the following information:

    • Name of Student & Student ID# 

    • Date(s) of absences & Reason for absence

    • Phone number where the parent can be reached during the day

    • Parent signature

    The student should take the note to the Attendance Office (East) or Main office (West) before classes 6:55-7:25, during lunch, or after school. Notes should be presented within 2 days of the student’s return to school (including physician notes).


    Approved Education & College Visitation Days: A student who plans an educational leave and has scheduled the trip during a regular school day needs to obtain a “Request for Excused Absence for Educational Leave” form from the attendance office and have his/her parent complete the form. Seniors are allowed two (2) educational leave days, including college visits, which do not count toward absences for exam exemptions. The form should be turned back into the attendance office AT LEAST TWO DAYS PRIOR to the day of the visit. At that time, the attendance staff member will give the form to their Apha Administrator for approval. Failure to submit a Request For Excused Absence For Educational Reasons  form prior to the college visitation will result in an absence that will count against the senior for exemption purposes, and all students will receive an unexcused absence.

    Tardy Procedures

    To maximize student instruction, all students must report to class on time and be prepared to learn. In order to ensure a positive outcome, all teachers will be committed to the procedures below:

    • Classroom doors will be closed and locked at the tardy bell (teachers use discretion when students are within sight) 

    • Students who are in class are not allowed to leave the room for the first 10 minutes of class and the last 10 minutes of class (this procedure is being looked at)

    • Teachers will sweep/clear the halls

    • Students will go to the nearest tardy station (locations will be in the East, West, and Towers).

    • After the halls are fully clear, teachers will stop sweeping 

    • Students sent to the tardy station will give their name and ID # to the adults at the table

    • Tardies will be tracked

    • Students will receive a tardy pass back to class unless they have more than six per quarter, then they will receive a pass to ALC to serve a period of ALC or a day of ALC depending on the number of tardies accumulated

    • Teachers will accept students’ passes upon return and let them in the classroom

    • Students will be given a “clean slate” each quarter and tardies will start over at zero on day one of the new quarter

    Visit the student handbook for details about tardy consequences.


Contact the Attendance Office

Attendance Office email address: enloehs-attendance@wcpss.net