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HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE STATEMENT
Carroll County Public Schools recognize the relationship of regular attendance to the learning process. Students must be present in school to participate in classroom instructional activities that are vital to the educational program for all students.
Local employers also place emphasis on the attendance records of their employees. Preparing students for the world of work, which Carroll County Public Schools view as one of their roles, includes an expectation of regular attendance.
WINTERS MILL HIGH SCHOOL HOURS
WMH doors open for students at 7:00 am. Class hours are 7:30 am - 2:20 pm. The first bell rings at 7:20 am, allowing students to go to their lockers and classrooms. A five minute warning bell rings at 7:25 am. The final bell rings at 7:30 am, when students should be in their classroom ready to begin. Students not in their classrooms by the 7:30 bell are considered late to school. After the 2:20 dismissal bell, students are expected to leave school grounds by 3:00 pm, unless under the direct supervision of faculty, staff, or coaches.
DENIAL OF CREDIT FOR EXCESSIVE ABSENCES
A student absent a total of five or more school days during any nine-week marking period will receive no credit (F) for all courses during that marking period unless the student has: satisfactorily completed all make-up work assigned because of the absences before the end of the course.
Failure to complete the above criteria will result in an “F” for the course. (Appropriate modifications and accommodations will be made for students with disabilities under these regulations.)
ADVANCED ABSENCES (Vacations, College Visits etc.)
Bring in note from home, prior to the date of absence, explaining the reason you are to be absent with dates.
Obtain extended absence form from attendance office.
Find an administrator for signature of approval.
Take the extended absence form to your teachers for their initials.
- Bring both papers back to the attendance office, so a call home is not made.
EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
The student should bring a note to the attendance window before school and is then given a pass to leave class at the designated time. At the designated dismissal time the student may sign out at the attendance window and leave the building when the parent/guardian pulls up to the front entrance, or if they drive themselves to school they may leave at this time.
We understand that occasionally it is not possible to know of an appointment in advance. In such situations please understand it may take time to locate a staff member to pull a student from class. In order to help expedite this procedure please call the WMHS attendance office once you are aware of a required early dismissal and we will deliver an early dismissal pass to the student's class. However, please be advised that if a written note is not provided the parent/guardian will be required to come into the school to sign the student out.