ONLINE ATTENDANCE FORM
Parents/legal guardians may submit an absence using our attendance form above or use one of these other two methods.
If you are reported a "day of" absence after 9:30 a.m., parents should call the school office at 703-208-7600. When reporting an absence due to illness, please report any and all symptoms your child is experiencing as current health protocols in FCPS will require us to follow up in light of COVID-19.
Families of students not reported absent by 9:30 a.m. will receive an automated eNotify attendance notification message.
Be sure to copy your child's teacher on your email so that both the office and teacher are aware.
Virginia State Law
Virginia State law requires that each student who is absent from school must be reported each time by a responsible person. An excused absence is one for which parents/guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and a legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons include: illness of the student, death in the family, and observance of a religious holiday. Absences for family and student vacations are unexcused. According to School Board Regulation 2234, after the fifth unexcused absence, the school is to refer the student to the attendance officer.
Dental and Medical
Dental and medical appointments are excused; however we ask that such appointments be kept to a minimum during the instructional day. If a child must leave early for a medical or dental appointment, parents are requested to send a note in advance and must sign the child out in the office at the appropriate time. To protect instructional time, students will not be called to the office until a parent arrives at school to pick them up. Please allow sufficient time for your child to get to the office in order for you to arrive on time to your scheduled appointment.
Absences for family and student vacations are unexcused. Students are responsible for completing any missed assignments. Teachers will provide the student and parent or guardian with missed work but are not obligated to provide assignments prior to family or student vacations.
Student Late Arrival/Tardy
Parents are requested to contact the school office if a child will be tardy. Please call the attendance hotline at 703-208-7676 or send an email to @email between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. After 9:30 a.m., parents should call the school office at 703-208-7600.
Students arriving at school late must first report to the office for correction of attendance records. Car riders arriving tardy should be brought to the front of the school building and accompanied into the office by a parent/guardian as the back door is locked at 8:38 a.m. The first bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Teachers begin the instructional day at 8:30 a.m. as soon as the first student enters the room. The tardy bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Students who arrive in their classroom after 8:40 a.m. will be marked tardy. Students who are repeatedly tardy in a school year will have a letter placed in their school file. If the student continues to be tardy a meeting with the principal, counselor, student, and parent will be held to discuss the situation.
Release of Student
If a child must leave early, parents are requested to send a note in advance and must sign the child out in the office at the appropriate time. The note should specify the name of the adult picking up the child if it is not the parent. To protect instructional time, students will not be called to the office until a parent arrives at school to pick them up. Please allow sufficient time for your child to get to the office and for you to arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.
We will not release any child to any adult other than the parent/guardian or persons listed on the emergency care form. Students may be released to either parent unless prohibited by a court order. If restricted custody has been legally established, a parent must furnish a copy of the custody order to be kept on file in the school office.