Student Attendance

Enrollment: All students enrolled in Montgomery Public School shall be registered and in attendance by the first day of school. Exceptions may include military assignments, job transfer, moving from another country, state, etc.

Attendance: All students enrolled in the Montgomery Public School system, regardless of age, are required to be in continuous attendance. The Code of Alabama (16-28-15) requires a written note form the parent/guardian which states the reason for the student’s absence. Failure to furnish a written explanation for the absence may result in the student being considered truant with the knowledge of the parent/guardian as the person in control of the student. A student will be excused for medical or dental appointments when verifications from physicians are presented. For extended absences (more than five consecutive days), please submit a doctor’s statement. Medically fragile students or students who develop medical issues that may cause absences for more than four weeks may be considered for homebound services. Notify the student’s teacher in order to set up a meeting for this consideration.

Excused Absences: Written documentation must be submitted within three days after the student’s return to school. The following reasons will be considered for excused absences:

1. Illness.

2. Legal quarantine.

3. Court-required appearance.

4. Death in the immediate family (Parents/Guardians, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Siblings).

5. Inclement weather which could be dangerous to the life and health of the child as determined by the superintendent.

6. Emergency conditions as determined by the superintendent and conveyed through the principal.

7. Prior permission of the principal with request from the parent/guardian (Parents should complete the Prior Approval of Absence form, which must be signed by the principal before the absence takes place.)

8. Head Lice-excused for only three days

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