Attendance Form

If you have any questions please email:

Mrs. Lyles (magdalena.lyles@swake.org)

Lawful Absences

  1. Illness or Injury: When the absence results from illness or injury which prevents the student from being physically able to attend school.
  2. Quarantine: When isolation of the student is ordered by the local health officer or by the State Board of Health.
  3. Death in the Immediate Family: When the absence results from the death of a member of the immediate family of the student. For the purpose of this regulation, the immediate family of a student includes, but is not necessarily limited to, grandparents, parents, brothers, and sisters.
  4. Medical Appointments: When the absence results from a medical or dental appointment of a student. If a student needs long term mental health care, parents are to provide written notes from a medical doctor and must be evaluated every three weeks.
  5. Court or Administrative Proceedings: When the absence results from the attendance of a student at the proceedings of a court or an administrative tribunal if the student is a party to the action or under subpoena as a witness.
  6. Religious Observance: School administrators are required to authorize a minimum of two excused absences each academic year for religious observances required by faith of a student or a student’s parents.
  7. Educational Opportunity: When it is demonstrated that the purpose of the absence is to take advantage of a valid education opportunity, such as travel. Approval for such an absence must be granted prior to the absence.

Partial Attendance

Students must be counted as present for the day in order to participate in any school sponsored activity/event
including extracurricular, music performance, athletic or special event activities.
Grades 6-8 – Arrive before 12PM or leave for early dismissal after 12PM
Grades 9-12 – Arrive before 11:30AM or leave after 11:30AM

Check Outs

Early dismissals are only excused for medical and dental appointments, court-ordered legal proceedings,
school-organized athletic events, and as a senior privilege. Early dismissals for athletics are considered excused.
Instruction continues until the end of the day, so everyone is expected to complete any missed work and to maintain
silence outside of the classrooms.

The latest time a child may be picked up for early dismissal is 2:15 PM. Please schedule appointments accordingly and
be mindful that students will not be dismissed after these times.

Email earlycheckout@swake.org to alert the MS or HS office that your student will be picked up early.  
Please provide:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Student’s grade
  • What time the student will be picked up
  • Who is picking the student up

This will help ensure that your student is ready when you arrive.

Proof of identity is required in order to pick up a student.

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