To be sure that your child's absences are properly recorded and excused, a parent/guardian must contact the school. A phone call from a parent/guardian to the Attendance line or a note, email or phone call to the Attendance Secretary will excuse the absence. This note must be within 48 hours of a student's return to school to excuse the absence.
After 48 hours, the approval of an administrator is required for the absence to be excused. An automatic dialer system will call the homes of students who have an unexcused absence. Attendance is taken by class and any unexcused absence will activate the call. If your child is arriving late to school, you do not need to call us when their child is going to be late. All kids are marked absent until they physically arrive at school and check in at the main office.
Homework Request Procedure~
Homework requests will be accepted on the second consecutive day of your child's absence.
Calls received after 9 a.m.
Homework will be in the main office after 4 p.m., the following day
Calls received before 9 a.m.
Homework will be at in the main office after 4 p.m. on the same day.
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or marital status. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Report violations of this policy to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, 703-228-6008, or the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, 703-228-6110.