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Attendance Policy

AHS Attendance - Phone: (410) 313-7073

Absence, Early Dismissal & Late Arrival e-mail ahsabsence@hcpss.org

When a student is absent, the parent/guardian must report the absence to the school by emailing ahsabsence@hcpss.org or by calling the attendance line (410) 313-7073.

A note or email from the parent or guardian explaining the absence or tardiness of a student should be received within five days of the student's return to school or the absence or tardiness will be marked unlawful or unexcused. (Policy 9010 #6)  The message should include the student’s first and last name, grade, date of absence and reason for the absence. 

Pre-arranged absence and Religious absence - email ahsabsence@hcpss.org

Questions?  Contact our Attendance Secretary: Mona Weinberg at mona_weinberg@hcpss.org OR ahsabsence@hcpss.org

Lawful Absence – An excused absence for any portion of the day under the following conditions:
1.  Death in the immediate family,
2.  Illness of the student, Pregnancy, and parenting needs,
3. Court summons
4. Hazardous weather conditions,
5. Work approved or sponsored by the school
6. Observance of a religious holiday
7.State emergency  
8. Suspension
9. Lack of authorized transportation
10. Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the Superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.

Attendance is an important part of making sure students thrive in the learning environment.   

Review the HCPSS Attendance Policy 9010, which will address questions or concerns related to attendance.  

 

MVA Form for Learner’s Permit Applicants

Here is a form for students who are applying for a learner’s permit from the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

Parents or guardians may now certify school attendance using the updated DL 300A Form from the MVA.  The MVA has confirmed that they accept parent-certified forms.