Attendance Procedures

Procedures and policies regarding student attendance

School Arrival

  • The school building opens at 7:00 a.m. Office hours are from 7:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:10 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. daily.
  • When students enter the building, they will report to the cafeteria if they eat breakfast or to other designated common areas to sit and wait until the 7:20 bell.  When the first bell rings at 7:20 a.m., students will have 10 minutes to go to their lockers and be in their first class of the day on time.
  • At 7:30 a.m., the second bell rings.  All students need to be in their classrooms.
  • Students arriving after 7:30 a.m. must sign in at the front office and get a pass before being admitted to their first class.
  • Students must bring a note from a parent/guardian explaining the tardiness, and office staff will determine if the tardy should be excused or unexcused based on the reason identified. 
  • Students who arrive tardy to school more than three times in one quarter will be referred to their grade level counselor administrator and will be assigned progressive consequences.
  • Parents must call the attendance line at 703-658-5919 or use our online attendance form when their child will be absent from school.