Attendance Procedures

If your child is either going to be absent for the entire day or late for any reason, please contact the school in one of two ways:

  • Fill out the attendance form below
  • Call the school attendance line at 703-916-2525 before 9:00 a.m. During after-school hours, a 24-hour answering machine will record your message.  If the school does not receive a call from the parent, the absence will be considered unverified. 

Types of Absences

Excused Absences

Illness of the student, death in the family, doctor’s or dentist’s appointments, and observance of a religious holiday.

Prearranged Absences

If parents are aware of a future absence, they may contact the school to report the absence and the related date. Extended absences, typically for hardship reasons, must be documented and submitted to the school at least three to five school days in advance for review and action.

Unexcused Absences

Family trips, childcare situations, non-school-related activities, or missed school bus.

Any child who is absent from school for 15 consecutive days or more must be withdrawn from our enrollment.  Upon the child’s return, the parent must again officially enroll him/her.

Attendance Form

This attendance form is to be submitted by the parent/legal guardian only.
Are you submitting a full day absence, a late arrival, or early release?
Please check this box if you wish to report consecutive day absences.
Please list the specific consecutive dates of the absence.
Please check in your student at the front office when you arrive to the building.
Please check in at the front office, present a valid ID,  and sign your student out.
Will the student be returning to school?
Please check in your student at the front office when you arrive to the building.
If reporting an ill student, include symptoms, especially if they have fever, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, and/or cough. If your student has a diagnosis from a healthcare provider, please include that information.

Parent/Guardian Contact Information

Not required.

Entering the Building

Please ring the front entrance doorbell and let the front office know that you are checking your student in for late arrival or picking your student up for early dismissal.  After entering the building, please sign your child out using the computer in the office.