Good attendance is critical for student success. All absences will be coded unexcused unless an email or a written note from the parent/guardian is received.
The superintendent, principal, or teacher who is in charge of a school
has the right to excuse a student temporarily from attendance on account
of sickness or other unavoidable cause. (Below are the valid/lawful
excuses for temporary nonattendance of a student at school.)
or Injury: When the absence results from illness or injury which
prevents the student from being physically able to attend school.
Quarantine: When isolation of the student is ordered by the local health officer or by the State Board of Health.
in the Immediate Family: When the absence results from the death of a
member of the immediate family of the student. For the purpose of this
regulation, the immediate family of a student includes, but is not
necessarily limited to, grandparents, parents, brothers, and sisters.
Medical or Dental Appointments: When the absence results from a medical or dental appointment of a student.
or Administrative Proceedings: When the absence results from the
attendance of a student at the proceedings of a court or an
administrative tribunal if the student is a party to the action or under
subpoena as a witness. The Local Board of Education can be considered
an administrative tribunal.
Religious Observance: School
principals are required to authorize a minimum of two excused absences
each academic year for religious observances required by faith of a
student or a student’s parents. The student shall be given the
opportunity to make up any tests or other work missed due to this
excused absence. (S.L. 2010-112)
Local School Board Policy: LEAs may excuse temporary or
occasional absences for other reasons in accordance with local school
board policies, provided that the student has been in attendance for at
least one-half of a school day during the current school year.
related to deployment activities: - A student whose parent or legal
guardian is an active duty member of the uniformed services and has been
called to duty for, is on leave from, or immediately returned from
deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting for the purpose of
visiting said parent or legal guardian. ( G.S. 115C-407.5Article V (E) )
Child Care: Absences due to the illness or medical appointment
during school hours of a child of whom the student is the custodial
parent are to be coded excused (lawful). (G.S.115C-375.5)
*Parents must send a note to the attendance office prior to check-out or call the attendance office at 704 - 454 - 6565.