To Fax notes from parent/guardian that are signed and dated, along with reason for absence:
Attendance Fax Number: 703.594.2365
Phone calls are not accepted for absences.
Listed below is information explaining the procedures for students that are absent from school. Absences are classified as excused or unexcused. An explanation of the types of absences is listed in the Prince William County Public Schools Code of Behavior.
When a student is absent from school:
Notes from parents/guardians explaining reasons for absences are required for every absence. Excuse notes must be submitted to the Attendance Office within two (2) days of the absence. The note must contain the full name of the student, the reason for the absence, date(s) of absence, parent/guardian’s signature, and phone number. Once the note is received the unverified absence will be changed accordingly. Parents/guardians do not need to call the attendance office for absence.
When a student arrives late to school:
Parents/guardians do not need to call the attendance office for a student arriving late to school. A note as listed above must accompany the student for any excused tardy. When a note is presented by the student, and signed by the parent, the parent does not need to accompany the student into the school. The parent must accompany the student if there is no written note received for the tardy to be excused.
When a student needs to leave school early:
A written note signed by the parent/guardian must be presented to the attendance office before 7:20 a.m. The note must contain the following information: the full name of the student, the date and time of the dismissal, the reason for the dismissal, and a parent/guardian’s signature and phone number. Early dismissal requests MUST BE IN WRITTEN FORM. A confirmation call may be made to the parent or guardian for verification. Students who become ill during the school day must report to the nurse’s office. The nurse will contact the parent/guardian to determine if the student should go home. Under no circumstances may any student leave school grounds early without proper authorization from an administrator, the attendance secretary, or the school nurse If a student does leave school grounds without permission, disciplinary action will be taken by the administrator.
When a student needs to ride a different bus:
When a student needs to ride a different bus, a written note must be given to the attendance office before school. The note must include the student’s name the bus number they will be riding and the name of the student they are riding with, along with a parent/guardian signature.
Trips taken by an entire family will be excused if the trip is construed to be of educational value. Such trips must be approved by the appropriate assistant principal prior to the trip. Teachers’ discretion will determine the students’ make up work for approved trips. Students will not be exempt from marking period tests or semester examinations. There will be no early semester or final examinations.