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Report Absence

   NCM: 410-751-3440
    Fax: 410-751-3464 


Please send an absence note in with your student upon his/her return to school. You may also fax us a note, call the school or send an e-mail to report the absence.  After a student is absent for three (3) days, a request for missed work can be made by 8:15 a.m. This gives teachers time to get work together during their planning time. 

Excused absences include illness of the student, death in the immediately family, observance of a religious holiday, a court summons, suspension/exclusion for health reasons, and family vacation (when approved in advance.) Absences will be considered unlawful if a written lawful excuse is not provided.

A student is counted present for a full day if the student is in attendance four hours or more of the school day.  A student is counted present for 1/2 day if in attendance for at least two hours of the school day, but less than four hours.  When students are absent, arrive late, or leave school early, their parents are requested to inform the school the morning of the absence and provide a written explanation of the absence on or before the student's return to school.

Dismissal Notes

If it is necessary to pick your child up from school either early during school hours or at parent pick-up, please send a "handwritten note" in with your child in the morning, if possible.  This will allow us to give your child a pass and they can be waiting for you in the office when you arrive. If you have to send an email, we will not be able to give your child a pass and will have to call them to the office.   Anytime your child's "mode of transportation" changes or you authorize someone else to pick up your child, we MUST have a "handwritten note".  This is for your child's protection!  Thanks for your understanding!