CCS Attendance Guidance

    Effective January 19, 2021

    Plan B assigned on site days

    To be counted present during your assigned On-Site Day: 

    • Your child must be present in at least half the period in each class on the student’s assigned on-site day.

    • Your child will still receive a tardy if your child arrives late or leaves early on his/her assigned on-site day.


    • A student/parent may not choose to be remote on a CCS assigned on-site day for that student.  If a student/parent chooses to be remote on a CCS assigned on-site day, but joins via Teams, they are still marked absent except for COVID related symptoms (see quarantine section). 

    • A student/parent may not choose to be on-site on a remote learning day for that student.


    Quarantined Students:

    • A student required to go into quarantine that remains engaged (participates) in remote learning will be counted present following remote learning guidelines. 

    • A student required to go into quarantine that cannot remain engaged (does not participate) in remote learning will receive an excused absence.

    Plan B off-site day and Plan C Students:

    To be counted present during your Remote Learning Day:

    Your child’s learning is extremely important to us. It is the goal of CCS for all students who are in Plan B on their assigned off-site/remote learning day (not in-person) and students who are in Plan C (100% Remote) to be present on Microsoft Teams and actively participating in live synchronous instruction for the entire session.

    1. For your child to be counted present during his/her assigned remote learning day, the student must be present on Microsoft Teams the entire session or class period. Attendance will be monitored during the entire session. Teachers have the authority to modify attendance if your child is not present for the entire session. Teachers will consider any technical issues or reasonable interruptions that may occur.  

     CCS takes into consideration technical issues, privacy concerns, and other urgent personal matters.  Therefore, on occasion, your child may be marked present on his/her assigned remote learning day if he/she:

    1. Views the recorded lesson(s) for each subject/period missed and completes the Recorded Lesson Demonstration Form on the Teacher’s Canvas Course for their assigned remote learning day. Your child is expected to complete this form confirming they watched the entire lesson(s) and to reflect on the instruction provided.

    2. Or parent has two-way communication with staff (email, phone, text app, communication app, Canvas message) regarding specific technology or instructional resource access on their assigned remote learning day. Communication must take place the day of the issue or by the end of the following school day.

    3. Or parent notifies staff regarding specific technology or instructional access (regardless of the staff member’s response on that day). Communication must take place the day of the issue or by the end of the following school day.

    4. Completes assignments that are assigned and due the day of their assigned remote learning day by 11:59 p.m. Monday through Friday. This includes both synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

    Attendance Concerns/Questions:

    • If you notice an error in attendance, please contact the teacher so he/she may double check and correct if necessary.

      If a student is absent, an excuse note from the parent or doctor must be emailed or faxed to the attendance coordinator, susan.glovier@cabarrus.k12.nc.us, 704-260-6659, within 2 days of the absence. Automated calls from the County Office will be sent out if  student is marked absent in class.

    Good attendance is critical for student success.  An email, a written note from the parent/guardian or doctor's note must be received within 2 days of the students return to school.
    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.)
    1. Illness or Injury: When the absence results from illness or injury which prevents the student from being physically able to attend school.
    2. Quarantine: When isolation of the student is ordered by the local health officer or by the State Board of Health.
    3. Death 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.  An obituary is required.  A maximum of 3 days will be excused.
    4. Medical or Dental Appointments: When the absence results from a medical or dental appointment of a student.
    5. Court 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.
    6. 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)
    7. 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.
    8. Absence 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) )
    9. 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, at susan.glovier@cabarrus.k12.nc.us, or call the attendance office at 704 - 260 - 6638.
    Beginning January 28, 2020, there will be no student check outs after 1:45pm.  This new time will be strictly enforced as of March 2, 2020.
Last Modified on January 8, 2021