Attendance Procedures

Quick Facts

  • All Absences 

Automated Phone Call

  • 3rd Unexcused Absence 

Notified In Writing & Attend A Meeting

  • 5th Unexcused Absence 

Referred To Juvenile Court For Early Warning Program

  • 7th Unexcused Absence 

File Complaint For Truancy


A phone call to the school about an absence is not sufficient documentation. The State of Alabama requires a written note on file. Each note should be submitted within 3 days of the student’s return and must contain the following:

  • Child’s full name
  • Date(s) to be excused (Each day counts as 1 parent note. Limit 4 parent notes per semester without a doctor’s excuse)
  • Reason for the absence
  • Phone number to contact parent/guardian
  • Signature of parent/guardian or doctor


You may send excuses by email to your child’s school:


Attendance Procedures

Quick Facts


In accordance with state law, only the following absences will be considered excused absences, provided that in each instance written parent/guardian confirmation has been received within 3 days of the child’s return to school:

Personal illness (Limit 4 per semester without a doctor’s excuse)

Hospitalization/Medical or Dental Appointment

Emergency (Must be approved by the Principal)

Death in immediate family

Legal (required court appearance as ordered by subpoena or other court document)

Prior Principal Approved (Permission must be requested in writing. Limit 1 per year)


Any absence for which a valid written explanation is not provided within three (3) school days shall be coded as unexcused. Any absence beyond the fourth absence per semester shall be unexcused unless it is a doctor’s excuse. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to make sure the note has been received at school.

When your child misses school, we miss them and they miss all of the fun.  

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