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575 - 5404
The Attendance desk is located just inside the main entrance of the school.
1. Only dismissal notes for the end of regular class periods will be honored.
2. All notes must have first and last name of student, date and time of dismissal, parent signature and phone number.
Early Dismissal Policy
Students are not excused from school any time during the day without the attendance office having notification from parents prior to leaving. All early dismissal excuses are to be turned in to the attendance office before 8:20 a.m. Acceptable forms of notification include a note or a fax (fax # 803-575-5420) from the parent. Phone calls are not acceptable forms of notification. Students must be signed out by parent if acceptable form of notification is not on file with attendance. The same criteria for regular absences is used to determine whether an early dismissal is lawful or unlawful.
*Early dismissals due to pep rallies and assemblies must be turned in at least ONE (1) day prior to the event!
A note from a parent/guardian, physician, dentist or other recognized licensed certified medical practitioner or legal officer is required for each absence. The note must be dated and must include the date(s) of absence(s), the reason(s) for the absence(s), the telephone number of the parent/guardian and the required signature. The note must be presented to attendance no later than the students third day back to school. The reason for the absence given on the note determines whether it will be recorded as a lawful or unlawful absence. A note not properly submitted according to the terms of this policy will cause the absence to be recorded as unlawful. False excuses shall be referred to administration for appropriate disciplinary action.