Excessive Absence Notification
More than 9 absences in a school year are considered to be excessive. A letter will be sent home when the student has six (6) absences (not including medicals). All absences after nine (9) during the semester will be marked unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor’s excuse. Truancy is defined as an absence without valid cause for any school day or portion thereof. In attempt to prevent truancy, students with excessive absences will be referred to and will meet with the Montgomery County Truancy Officer, who works through the Regional Office of Education.
Change in policy: Any absence past nine (9) days will require a note from a doctor and should be submitted the day a student returns. All doctor’s notes must be submitted within ten(10) calendar days from the date of absence and must state the child was seen in the office by the doctor or nurse practitioner.