Years of educational research clearly indicate a strong relationship between school attendance and academic achievement. Every effort is made to teach students the value of excellent school attendance in preparation for entry into the work place and/or further education. Parents need to assure that their child is in school every day and on time. Poor attendance may also affect a student’s ability to obtain a Georgia learners permit or drivers license. For more information go to www.dds.ga.gov/teens/index.aspx under New Driver and Parent Information.
Students need to report to homeroom before 8:20 a.m. Students who arrive to school at 8:30 a.m. or after are considered tardy to school and must report to the attendance office to sign in.
If the tardiness is due to a medical appointment (dentist, Orthodontist, doctor visit, etc.) he/she must present a note from the medical office for the absences to be excused.
Students who leave school early can only be checked out by the parent or guardian or someone on the emergency consent card. The person signing the student out must come inside the building to sign the student out and present proper identification. There are no early checkouts after 3:00 p.m. When students are dismissed early they are missing class time. Therefore, as with all absences – upon returning to school students must bring documentation stating the date and reason for the absence with a signature of a parent/guardian, doctor, dentist, judge, etc.
Reminder: As per the Attendance/Truancy Information Sheet – The Coweta County School System may file a juvenile complaint for excessive tardiness and request for early dismissals.
More Attendance Information: