Attendance Procedures

School attendance policies and county procedures

Absence and Tardy Procedures

When a student is absent or tardy an explanation is required from parents. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school of the reason for the child’s absence or tardiness.

  • Be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school today
  • Please indicate whether your child has any of the following symptoms:
    • Feeling feverish or chills
    • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
    • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
    • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
    • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
    • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
    • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
    • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
    • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise))
    • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
    • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

If you do not use or have access to a computer or telephone, the reason for your child’s absence must be provided in writing within two days of his/her return to school. Otherwise, the absence will be reported as unexcused.

Excused Absences/Tardiness

  • Absences are excused in situations of: illness; death in the family; medical appointments; or observance of a religious holiday; or an urgent medical appointment.

Unexcused Absences/Tardiness

  • Absences are unexcused in situations of: family trips; child care problems; oversleeping; nonschool-related activities; traffic; missed buses; etc.

Fort Belvoir Primary School Attendance Form

Fort Belvoir Upper School Attendance Form