attendance & bell Schedule

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 5 days of an absence. Our Student Handbook has more about attendance requirements.


A student is considered to be tardy when he/she is not in class when the bell rings. Late students create a disruption to the learning environment. If a student is late to school WITHOUT a verifiable excuse or WITHOUT a parent walking them in, that student will receive an unexcused tardy to school. Verifiable excuses include but are not limited to:

  • Personal illness
  • Serious illness or death in the immediate family required church observance/religious holidays
  • Court appointments
  • Instances where attendance by students would be hazardous

Please call if you experience traffic issues in the morning.

Checking Out of School

In order 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, and no checkouts after 2:30 PM. Students must be released by this process and cannot be released from any class with a text message or phone call from a parent. The hours of operation of the attendance office will be 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM. 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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