Attendance Policy

Attendance Procedures

Absences/Early Dismissal

  • Your child is excused for absences due to illness, religious holidays and other special circumstances outlined in the OCPS Attendance Handbook
  • School board Policy requires parents to notify the school in writing when children are absent from school.Send absence notes to your child’s teacher or email it to [email protected] 
  • Doctor’s note, Email or hand written notes are acceptable means for excusing absences
  • The excuse note must be provided within 2 school days of the student returning
  • After 5 written notes, a doctor’s note will be required


  • Students should be in class and seated between 8:35 and 8:45 AM. Students are considered tardy after 8:45 AM. Students arriving after 8:45 AM must go to the office for an admittance slip before reporting to the classroom.

We value every minute with your child and believe he/she benefits from a full day with the teacher.You will be contacted if your child is frequency tardy.

For more detailed information, please see the document linked below.

Attendance Procedure - English