Success in school is directly related to regular attendance. Therefore, we strongly encourage students to be in school at all times. Parents should keep students home from school only when necessary and for those reasons that are approved as excused by the WCPSS Board of Education policy.
Excused or lawful absences may include a death in the immediate family, religious holidays, quarantine, sickness or a doctor’s appointment. Please note that students with a fever of 100.6° or higher must remain at home until fever free without medication for 24 hours.
Unexcused or unlawful absences may include haircut appointments, oversleeping and missing the bus.
Students should bring notes from home within two days after an absence. If the student does not bring a note, the absence is considered unexcused. Once students bring a note from home, an office staff member will give them an admittance slip. This slip is to be taken to all classes for teachers’ signatures.
Students are responsible for obtaining work from teachers and making up all missed assignments.
In regards to a parent sponsored education trip that requires missing school, the Wake County Public School System Board of Education policy provides, “participation in a valid educational opportunity with prior approval” may be excused. The “educational opportunity” must be defined by the parent and approved by the administrator. To request such approval, parents should complete form 1710, found below or available in the office at least five days in advance of the absence.