Upon receipt of the note, the attendance record in Synergy will be updated per HCPSS policy. Please review HCPSS Policy 9010 – Attendance for guidelines on what is considered to be a Lawful (Excused) Absence.
A student has five days from the date of the absence to send a note. If the note is received after the five-day grace period, the absence will remain unexcused. If a note is not received, the absence will be documented as Truant (unexcused). Please see the Secondary Student Handbook for more information.
Students who arrive late to school will enter through the main entrance. The student will proceed to the Student Services Office and see Ms. Shafer or Ms. Thorn to check-in. Students will be provided with a slip to share with their teacher.
NOTE: There will be no early dismissal after 2:50 pm daily. There is simply not enough time to process everything before EMMS staff must being the regular dismissal process.
When parents arrive at the school please call the front office, indicate that you have sent an early dismissal note and the student will be called out of class.
NO PAPER NOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR EARLY DISMISSALS AND PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING FOR LATE ARRIVALS OR EARLY DISMISSALS.
What is considered an excused absence?
A lawful absence is an excused absence for any portion of the day under the following conditions: