Mon, 10/05/2020 - 6:30pm


Please review Policy 9010: https://policy.hcpss.org/9000/9010/

Attendance Coding:

  • Present if the student arrives no more than 20 minutes late.
  • Absent if student arrives more than 20mins late and/or student leaves google meet with more than 25mins remaining in the class
    • If a student is absent due to technical issue, the student is still marked absent - Once the student completes the work given by their teacher that satisfies the missing class time. The student's teacher will email EMMS Attendance and the student will retroactively changed from Absent to Present.

If your student is absent or will be absent from a Google Meet, please email the following to explain the reason: emmsabsence@hcpss.org.

  • If you are requesting 3 or more discretionary days, please download the PDF fillable Discretionary Absence Form and email it to the above email address.
  • If you are requesting a day for a religious holiday not identified by the Howard County Public School System school calendar, please download the PDF fillable Religious Obligation Form and email it to the above email address.