Attendance & ISS Contact Information

Attendance Procedures

  • Attendance Procedures for the 2023-2024 School Year

    Please read these attendance procedures carefully.  
     Please email our attendance clerk, Ms. Harley, with any questions about our attendance procedures. (
    If your student is having a hard time getting to school, please reach out to their counselor and administrator.  Contact info can be found here.
    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. Harley at least three weeks in advance of a planned absence.
    If you need to check out your student, please fill out this formCHECKOUTS END AT 3 PM.  We ask that all students be picked up from the front doors of N. McDonough.  Please ring the buzzer for assistance and be prepared to show a photo ID to our attendance office staff.
    Timely Arrival at School
    To be considered on time, a student must be in class (not just in the building) by 8:35 a.m.  Students not meeting this criterion must check in at the attendance office.  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 class so that they can problem-solve and assign appropriate consequences.

    Please read the full Attendance policy in the Student/Parent Handbook

    Please complete the Attendance Notification Form here.