attendance & bell Schedule

Parents/guardians must call the school on the date(s) of a student’s absence for the student to be excused from school.

Parents must call 770-586-5111, on the day of the absence or the absence will be coded unexcused. If a call is not received, a handwritten excuse or doctor’s excuse is required within 3 days of an absence. Our Student Handbook has more about attendance requirements.

Checking Out of School

For a student to be dismissed from school during the school day, a parent/guardian must sign the student out in the attendance office. If a student needs to be dismissed for an appointment, he/she may bring a note from parent/guardian to the attendance office requesting early dismissal. School personnel will call to verify these notes, so a phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached must be included. There will be no phone checkouts. A student will not be released by phone call only, unless the parent has completed an Early Dismissal Form (available in the attendance office).


The Early Dismissal Release Form is intended for students with driver’s license and AHS parking permits to be able to leave campus without a parent personally coming to the school to sign the student out. The procedure for Early Dismissals is as follows:

  1. If a student has a pre-arranged appointment, the parent who signed the Early Dismissal Release Form is to write a note with time for dismissal and signature. The student is to bring the note to the Attendance Office BEFORE school.
  2. If an emergency arrives, or unexpected appointment, the parent who signed the Early Dismissal Release Form can call the Attendance Office and request the student be released at a specified time.
  3. If the student gets sick at school and needs to go home, they MUST go to the clinic and call a parent listed on Early Dismissal Release Form. Clinic personnel will transfer the call to the Attendance Office, and the student will be allowed to sign themselves out and leave campus.

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