8601 McAlpine Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28211 704-295-0137

Attendance

Attendance Policy

Let’s partner in having your student in every class every day! Our job will be to make classes engaging and informative while preparing students for their life after they graduate. Your job is to make sure the students are here on time each day.

Because we are concerned for your child’s safety and well-being, we ask that you notify the school by phone the morning the student is absent no later than 10:00 AM. Failure to do this will result in the student receiving an absence being recorded as unexcused. Call 704-295-0137.

Excused Absences limited to:

  • Illness of the student
  • Medical appointments
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Court appearance
  • Bona fides religious observances
  • Approved educational opportunities

Documentation of these instances is required through one of these methods: a parent’s note to the attendance office, e-mail notification or fax within 5 days of the student’s return. This documentation is required even if you have previously called the office about an absence, and it must be received within the 5-day period. When a student returns to school following an absence, the student is responsible for making up missed work.

As a public school, Charlotte Secondary is required to comply with North Carolina’s Compulsory Attendance law (GS 115C‑378.) This law states that guardians are responsible for seeing that their children attend school each day it is in session and may be prosecuted in a criminal action if a student, under the age of 16, has multiple unlawful absences. A notification letter is sent by mail stating that legal action will be taken when a student has reached this absence level.

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