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STUDENT ATTENDANCEJust The Facts: Updated Attendance PolicyFor students in Fulton County Schools to learn and achieve to their fullest potential, it is critical they attend school and are engaged in the learning process. Student absences, whether excused or unexcused, impact a child's ability to succeed in school.FCS has implemented a new attendance notification process. Parents/guardians will be notified more often on absences, regardless of whether a student is excused or unexcused. Families will be notified of student absences via daily robocalls, emails, and texts. Students who accumulate multiple absences will receive letters to notify them of missed learning time, and staff will follow up with supportive strategies for families and students.High School students' attendance is taken each period. Students must be present for 50% or more of the day to be marked present. High School messages begin going out around 4:30 p.m. on the day of the absence.If a parent needs to excuse a student from attendance, notify the child's school as soon as possible. The following must be included in a written note or email:
Parents/guardians can monitor their child's attendance using Infinite Campus.
- Student Name
- Student FCS ID Number (lunch number)
- Parent/Guardian Name
- Parent/Guardian Email & Phone Number
- Reason for Excuse