Attendance and Procedures

Absent, Late Arrival, or Early Dismissal of Student

Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival Attendance Form

Report an Absence, Early Dismissal, or Late Arrival

If your child will be absent, late to school, or dismissed early please notify us by using one of the following methods:

  1. Fill out the Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival Attendance Form
  2. Email [email protected]
  3. Call the attendance line -available 24 hours a day 703-619-4848

Change in Transportation Form and Information

Transportation Change

(please submit by 2 p.m.on the day of the Transportation Change)

     Change in Transportation Form


Dental and Medical Appointments

Dental and medical appointments are excused; however, we ask that appointments be kept to a minimum during the instructional day. If a child must leave early for a medical or dental appointment, parents need to fill out the information using our online Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival Attendance Form in advance and must sign the child out in the office at the appropriate time.

Student Absences or Late Arrival Procedures

Please submit the Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival Attendance Form AFTER 4 p.m. the DAY BEFORE the change or before 9 a.m. on the MORNING OF the change. This will give the office sufficient time to process the requests.

If your child will be absent from school or arriving late to school, complete the Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival Attendance Form to notify the front office.

(If opening on an iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device, you can click "Add to Home Screen" on your browser to make this form work like an app. )

If you encounter technical difficulties, you may call us at 703-619-4848.

Early Dismissal Procedure

(please submit by 9:00 a.m. the day of the Early Dismissal)

  • If your child is having an Early Dismissal, complete the Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival, Attendance Form and an automatic email will be sent to your child's homeroom teacher.  

  • Your child will meet you in the Front Office at the designated time.

  • Dismissal times must be before 3:45 p.m. 

  • We cannot accommodate dismissal times between 3:45 - 4:05.  The buses are arriving and we are completing end-of-day activities. 

Unexcused Absence

Absences for family and student vacations are unexcused. Students are responsible for completing any missed assignments. Teachers will provide the student and parent/guardian with missed work but are not obligated to provide assignments prior to family or student vacations.

Virginia State Law

Virginia State law requires that each student who is absent from school must be reported each time by a responsible person. An excused absence is one for which parents/guardians have prior knowledge, consent, and a legitimate reason. Legitimate reasons include illness of the student, death in the family, and observance of a religious holiday. Absences for family and student vacations are unexcused. After the fifth unexcused absence, the school is required to refer the student to an Attendance Officer  - School Board Regulation 2234.