• Attendance Procedures for 2024-2025 School Year

    Please read these attendance procedures carefully.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Valerie Jackson at vjackson@csdecatur.net.

    Excused Absences:

    If your student misses a day or more because of an illness, the death/illness of a family member, a religious holiday, or another excused reason, please fill out this form.  If you would like us to consider a non-standard reason to excuse an absence, please reach out directly to Ms. Jackson at least three weeks in advance of a planned absence.


    If you need to check out your student, it must be done by 3:15. It is not necessary to contact the main office ahead of check-out time. Please ring the buzzer for assistance and be prepared to show a photo ID to our front office staff.

    Timely Arrival to School:

    To be considered on time, a student must be in class by 8:45 am.  Students who do not meet this criterion must check in at the front office. If a student is going to have a planned excused tardy, do not call ahead or email.  The student/family member will turn in the excuse once they arrive and the absence will be updated. A folder is located by the kiosk in the front office that is checked to update attendance. Students who are late two or more times in a week without an excuse will be assigned after-school detention on either Wednesday or Thursday (student's choice) of the following week.

    Skipping Class:

    We expect students to be in every class every day.  Students who skip class will be referred to their administrator every time they skip. 


    Please read the full attendance policy in the Student/Parent Handbook.

    When questions about attendance, residency, and academic records arise, please contact Valerie Jackson. 
    404.370.4440 ext. 5026 or vjackson@csdecatur.net