Attendance

Overview

If your Tiger will be absent, we ask that you email the classroom teacher and Nancy Peacock (Attendance Secretary, peacockn@fccps.org) with the details. You can also call or leave a message at 703-992-0444.  If you do not notify the school, Nancy will call to confirm your child's absence.

If your Tiger needs to be out for three or more days, please get the absences approved by Mr. Swanson by submitting the Pre-Arranged Absence form available via the links on the left side of this page. 


For early pick-up, an adult must come to the front office to sign out the student. If the adult is not a parent, guardian, or emergency contact, prior notification to the front office is required. The adult will also need to provide picture identification to the front office staff.  You will need to complete a couple of questions via our security system. A drivers license speeds up the process, but it is not required! 

Excused Absence

Absence and tardy for the following reasons will be excused:

  • Illness verified by parent/guardian or doctor. If the absence is longer than three days a doctor's note is required to be turned in to the attendance office.
  • Pre-arranged absences consistent with the regulation issued by Superintendent
  • Death in the family
  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • Doctor or dental appointment
  • Extreme family emergency
  • Suspension

Unexcused Absences

Absence and tardy for the following reasons will be unexcused:

  • Oversleeping
  • Missing the bus
  • Transportation problems
  • Absence with parent/guardian permission but for reasons not on the excused list
  • Non-school related activities
  • Working
  • Unapproved trips
  • Child care situations
  • Shopping

How to Pre-Arrange an Absences

Pre-arranged absences are consistent with the regulation issued by the Superintendent.

  • Absences of ONE or TWO consecutive days require at least 2 days advance notice to the attendance office. The note must state the reason(s) for absence.
  • Absences of THREE consecutive days or more requires administrative approval. A parent/guardian needs to submit a pre-approved absence form to the attendance office, or use the online form,  as far in advance as possible, but NO LESS THAN THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABSENCES.

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