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Attendance

ATTENDANCE IS WHERE IT ALL BEGINS!!!

 

Students can’t learn if they’re not here!

Good attendance establishes a record for college and job applications and an essential lifetime habit.

 

EVERYONE MUST SIGN IN EVERY DAY . . .

On time:  students must enter by the bus loop door and “sign in” by being in 1st period by 7:45 a.m.  J

IF LATE L:

DURING PERIOD 1 students still enter by the bus loop door and . . .

     7:45-8:00   Go directly to 1st period class; the teacher will do the “sign in” by marking them late.

     8:00-9:15   Sign in with the attendance assistants by the bus loop door, get a pink late pass, report

                         to 1st period, and present the pass for admission.

 

DURING PERIODS 2, 3, and 4 students must enter by the parking lot door, sign in with the attendance assistant in the guidance office, get a pink late pass, report to class and present the pass for admission.  

 

FAILURE TO SIGN IN = TRESPASSING; THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!!!

 

 

ATTENDANCE EXCUSES

 

BCPS Rule 5120:  “Students absent for unlawful reasons are not entitled to make-up work.”

 

Parent/guardian excuse notes should be handled as follows:

     Absence:  give to either a secretary in the main office or the attendance assistant on the day of return

     Lateness:  give to the 1st period teacher (before 8) or attendance assistant when signing in late

     Early excuse:  give to a secretary in the main office before school; student will receive a blue early

                              excuse pass to be presented to the teacher at the time designated for leaving.

  • Absence and lateness excuses can also be emailed to the attendance assistant, rfrey@bcps.org.
  • Optional forms are available on the website. 

 

Basic lawful reasons (and codes) for absence/lateness/early excuse:

     Death in immediate family (01)

     Illness of student (02)

     Court summons (04)

     Observance of religious holiday (09)

     Suspension (22)

Other reasons may be acceptable—check with the attendance assistant in advance.