To report an absence, email TESattendance@carrollk12.org
Carroll County Public Schools recognizes the relationship between good attendance and academic achievement. Both absences and tardiness are serious disruptions to the educational process. The school system expects students to maintain a 96% attendance rate or better.
When a student is absent, arrives late, or leaves school early, the parent/legal guardian is requested to inform the school the morning of the absence. In addition, the parent/legal guardian must provide an explanation of the absence in a written note, a fax, an e-mail, or via phone call within five days of the student's return to school.
Excused absences include illness of the student, death in the immediate family, observance of a religious holiday, a court summons, a suspension or exclusion from school for health reasons, and family vacations (when approved in advance).
Absences will be considered unlawful if the absence does not meet the criteria listed above for an excused absence or if an explanation of the absence is not provided within five days of the student's return to school by the parent or legal guardian as noted above.
Attendance and Requests for Missed Work
If your child is absent, please notify the school office by 10:00 a.m.
If your child will be absent for only one day, classroom teachers will assist your child in catching up when he/she returns to school. Please do not call or stop by to pick up missed work.
If your child is absent for several days, contact the school by 10:00 a.m. to arrange for work to be picked up or sent home with another student.
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When a student is taking a prescribed medication, please make effort to arrange for medicine to be taken outside of the school day. If you have discussed alternatives and find that medication during school hours is necessary, a specific form must be completed for this purpose. The form is available in the school office. No medicine may be dispensed without written instruction from the parent or doctor. All medicine to be administered must be kept in the office. Please do not send medication to school on the bus with your child!
The Home Access Center is Carroll County Public Schools’ portal for parents. It allows parents/guardians to login and view information pertaining to their child. The Home Access Center is provided for the express use of the parents of Carroll County Public School District students to assist in the communication of important educational information. The goal of the Home Access Center is to assist you in effectively communicating with the teachers,
staff, and administration about your student. Click the icon below to go to the website.
Children are not permitted to wear:
Excessively short skirts and shorts
Halter tops or tube tops
Hats, sunglasses, scarves, bandanas, or visors inside the building
Midriff or cut-off shirts
Long, baggy pants that drag on the ground
Clothing that advertises alcohol, tobacco, etc.
Clothing that expresses hate or racial slur
Heelies, spikes or cleats
Dyed hair is strongly discouraged.
Federal legislation for education entitled "Every Student Succeeds Act" of 2015 requires all school systems to notify parents of their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher. If you would like information regarding the certification and/or licensure qualifications of your child's teacher(s), please write to:
Department of Human Resources
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157