Please complete the form below to submit your child(ren)'s absences to our front office. In the reason field, please include your child's teacher and grade level. Thank you!
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 or 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.
- 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.
Reason for Absence, Late Arrival, Early Dismissal
Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school today. Be sure to include symptoms if they are ill, especially if they have fever, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, and/or cough. If your child has a diagnosis from a health care provider, please include that information.
If this is an early dismissal, please indicate the time you expect to arrive and call the office five minutes before you arrive to allow school staff to get your child to the front office for pickup. 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 or email in advance and must sign the child out in the office at the appropriate time. Please allow sufficient time for your child to get to the office in order for you to arrive on time to your scheduled appointment.
Looking to Submit a Transportation Change Instead?
Alternatively, you can also:
When emailing an absence or tardy, please include your child's first and last name and the name of his/her teacher. Thank you!
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm