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.


Students need to be in their classroom by 8:30 a.m. If your student is running late because they are a car rider or driver, we need to be informed of the issue. Please call the attendance office and let us know the reason and we will mark it as excused. If we have not heard from you prior to the late arrival, students will be issued an unexcused tardy. Four unexcused tardies to school are coded as an unexcused absence. Busses that are running late are excused. Please understand how long it takes students to get from the parking lot or front loop to certain places in our building. Students need to prepare for this. If you arrive to school by 8:15 a.m. every day, you will never have a problem. Breakfast will NOT be served to students who arrive after 8:20 a.m., UNLESS they are bus riders.

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).

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