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    Attendance Hotline:
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    2021-2022 Attendance Policies


    Absences: Call the hotline at 540-751-2402 and leave a message with name, grade and reason for absence. Or email valleyed@lcps.org and leave the information there.


    Early Dismissals: For all students, please email the request first thing in the morning, by 9:30 to valleyed@lcps.org. Please include a copy of your driver’s license and student’s name, time of dismissal, and reason. We do not accept early dismissals over the phone or through ParentVue submitted attendance.

    If you have a last-minute early dismissal and you have not sent an email, you will need to come to the school and show your ID at the front door, then we will send for the student.

    ** All students must be on their Grade Level Remind Group in order to receive their pass to leave class for an early dismissal**


    Tardies: For all students please make sure you call the attendance hotline or email saying your child will be late to school. If the student has a doctor, dentist, or court appointment, an excuse from the office is required for the tardy to be excused. 






    Students of school age have a right to a free public school education, and they have a responsibility to attend school.  Regular attendance is essential if students are to benefit fully from the educational opportunities provided for them.  Unless excused by their principal, students are expected to be in school and on time every day.  Appropriate disciplinary measures may be taken against students who fail to accept this responsibility. 

    Recognizing that there are legitimate circumstances that prevent students from being in school, the School Board has provided that principals shall excuse students who are absent because of the reasons listed below.  Notification and appropriate documentation must be provided by the parent for.

    ·          personal illness,

    ·          death in the family,

    ·          medical or dental appointments,

    ·          court appearances,

    ·          and religious holidays.


    Principals are also authorized to excuse students who are absent because of illness in the immediate family or emergencies that, in the judgment of the principal, require a student to be absent, or trips that extend or enhance a student’s education, when such trips are approved in advance by the principal.


    Updated 08/2020

Last Modified on August 23, 2021