Attendance Policy

EXCUSED ABSENCES (ALL OTHERS ARE UNEXCUSED)

  • Illness, quarantine of student, doctor or dentist appointment
  • Death in the family
  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • Summons to a court of law
  • Suspensions
  • Violent storms or state emergencies
  • Severe family emergencies
  • Other special cases approved by the school principal

PLANNING A TRIP?
Please notify the school a week prior to any future family trips.

REPORTING ABSENCES
If you would like to report your child’s absences you can e-mail our attendance clerk at ellen.fransen@apsva.us Provide your child’s name, teacher, and reason for his or her absence. You can also call our attendance hotline at: 703-228-6653. It is very important that parents/guardians notify the school about any unverified absences no later than two days following the return to school.