For every student absence, FSK requires verification by the parent or legal guardian. Acceptable forms of verification are:

  • A telephone call to 410-751-3323 before 8:30 a.m. on the day of absence (no follow-up note required),
  • An email to FSK Attendance <> (no follow-up note required),
  • A Fax to 410-751-3325 (no follow-up note required), or
  • A written note upon return of the student.

We will attempt to contact parents via School Messenger if we have not received any communication by the specified time.  Parents are required to notify the school within five days following any absence (must be submitted to the attendance secretary).  Otherwise, the absence will be coded as unlawful and unexcused.  Students are not permitted to report their own absence.


It is strongly recommended that parents plan vacations when school is not in regular session.  It is recognized, however, that occasionally students are absent for necessary or important family activities.  When this occurs, prior written notification from a parent and the completion of the "Vacation Approval Form" is to be approved by an administrator.  Even though the absence may be excused, students are required to make-up work missed during that time.  Some school work missed, such as class participation or laboratory experiments, does not lend itself to make-up. Missing such assignments may also affect a student’s grades.  All absences will apply to the school’s attendance policy and may result in the denial of course credit.


College Visits:

Juniors and Seniors are allowed three days (3) for college visits with no absence charged.  Completion of the "College Visitation Form" in advance of the visit is required for “no absence” eligibility.  The form must be signed by the student, parent, counselor and teachers.  Once completed, please turn into the Attendance Clerk at the attendance window.


Learner’s Permit Attendance Form 

Maryland State Law requires all applicants for a learner's permit, under the age of 16,  to demonstrate acceptable school attendance in the prior school semester.  For more information, refer to the MVA Website  To download the Maryland MVA Learner’s Permit School Attendance Certification form (DL-300), please click here.  Students may also pick up a form from the main office.

Prior to obtaining a permit, the school must verify the student’s attendance.  Please complete the form before submitting it to the school for verification.  Due to the complexity of the expectations on the school’s part, the attendance cannot be verified on a drop-in basis.  We ask parents to allow the school 24 hours to compile the attendance information and complete the form.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation!