Mrs. Cindy Miller

Titles: Attendance Secretary
Phone Numbers:
School: 240-283-3233
Regular attendance is extremely important to the academic success of the student. Excessive absenteeism or tardiness may result in disciplinary consequences up to and including dismissal from the school or non-renewal for future academic years at the sole discretion of the school. 

Absences and tardies are noted on the student's permanent record. Classes begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The end of the school day is at 3:20 p.m.

Parents are required to call the school's 24-hour attendance line (240-283-3233) before 8:30 a.m. each day of a student's absence. If no call is received, the student will be regarded as truant and normal truancy procedures will be initiated which may include loss of credit and/or detention.

When you are calling your student out from school, please state your student’s name and grade and provide the following information regarding their absence:

  • Reason for absence (sore throat, nausea, vomiting, migraine, doctor appt.)
  • Does your student have a fever?
  • Does your student have a confirmed Flu or COVID-19 diagnosis?
  • Have you spoken with or seen your student’s physician?
  • You may receive a phone call from one of the nurses for further clarification.
  • Medical and dental appointments are to be made so the student will not miss class. If, however, a student MUST miss a class during the day, the parent must call the Attendance Office before 8:30 am. The message must include the date, reason for and time of dismissal, time of anticipated return if applicable, and parent work/cell/home telephone number. 

Reminder: When students are absent for three or more days parents should notify their child’s counselor for assistance in communicating with teachers and coordinating make-up work.

Please refer to the Student Handbook (page 15) in MyBackpack for more information regarding attendance protocols.