• Attendance
    Attendance Officer:  Kelley Lawler  email: lhsattendance@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    678-965-5050 ext. 411055 or  press one (1) for attendance
    Fax #: 678-965-5053

    Student Check-In 
    Students may check themselves in without a parent. Upon arriving late to school, students should report directly to the attendance office to check in and receive a pass to class.

    Student drivers,please note: you may lose campus parking privileges if you are late to school on more than nine (9) occasions

    Student Check-Out
    Students should bring the attendance office their check-out note at the beginning of the day. This note should include the student name, time of check-out, and a parent/guardian phone number.

    One of our office volunteers will call the parent/guardian to verify the check-out. We will then call the student from class when it is time for them to check out.The student will then be excused to leave campus ONLY after stopping at the attendance office to check-out.

    You may come to the attendance office anytime to checkout your student- please have your photo ID ready. Last check out is 3:10pm. 

    *Please note, students who do not check-out with the attendance office before leaving campus will be considered skipping.

    Student Absence
    In an effort to save paper this year, we are asking parents to email attendance notes whenever possible. You can scan medical excuses and then email them. A note must be submitted within five (5) school days for the students absence to be excused.Notes can be emailed to Kelley Lawler. If emailing is not possible, you may still send in a written note or fax (678-965-5053). All attendance notes must contain the students name, the date(s) of absence(s), and the reason for the absence.  The principal may require students to present appropriate medical or other documentation upon return to school for the purpose of validating that absences are excused.

    In case of extended illness, hospitalization or injury, the parent should apply for hospital homebound service.  Hospital homebound service should be applied for immediately when absences of ten (10) days or more are anticipated for the student.

    If a student has excessive absences, early check-outs, and / or late check-ins, the student and / or the parent may be referred to the School Social Worker, Juvenile Court, State Court, and / or Department of Family and Children Services.  A parent / guardian who violates the compulsory education law shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not less than $25.00 and not greater than $100.00, imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, community service, or any combination of such penalties at the discretion of the court having jurisdiction.  Each day’s absence from school is considered a violation.

    A student must be in attendance a minimum of 50% of the school day to participate in any athletic, extra-curricular, or school related function, including field trips and club activities.
      This policy is in accordance with the GHSA attendance requirement.

    Regular attendance is essential to success in school. As permitted under the Georgia compulsory education law and Forsyth County Board of Education policy, students may be excused for the following reasons:

    1. Personal illness or attendance in school that endangers a student’s health or the health of others.
    2. A serious illness or death in a student’s immediate family necessitates an absence from school.
    3. A court order or an order by a governmental agency, including pre-induction physical examinations for service in the armed forces, mandating absence from school.
    4. The observance of religious holidays, necessitating absence from school.
    5. Conditions render attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety.
    6. A scheduled medical, dental or eye examination of the student.
    7. Registering to vote or voting.
    8. Visiting with a parent or legal guardian who is in military service in the armed forces and has been called to duty for or is on leave from overseas deployment to a combat zone or combat support post.  The student may be excused for a maximum of 5 days per school year. 

    Non-school related activities and vacations are considered unexcused.

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    Late Check-in or Early Check-out
    An unexcused late check-in or early check-out is defined as any time a student arrives late to school or leaves school early for a reason other than those defined by the State Board of Education as an excused absence. Students who miss more than half of the time in any class will be considered absent for that class period. When possible, medical and dental appointments should be made outside of school hours. If a student is being checked in or checked out for a doctor's appointment, a physician's note or appointment card is required within 5 school days to be considered excused.

    *Please note, students who do not check-out with the attendance office before leaving campus will be considered skipping.
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    Drivers' Licenses and Proof of School Enrollment

    The Department of Driver Services has updated their list of acceptable required documents to obtain a Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License.  Please see the NEW list below and note that you are able to print a student transcript or the most recent report card by logging into your parent or student campus portal account and selecting Documents from the menu.  From here you can select Report Card or Transcript to print a copy of the most recent document.  Please note that students will still need a copy of the ADAP (the Alcohol & Drug Awareness completion certificate) for their Driver’s License, not their Learner’s Permit.  Students will need to come to the attendance office to obtain the ADAP certificate if they took Health in person at Lambert High School.  If they took Health online they will need to contact Forsyth Virtual or Georgia Virtual for their ADAP.  Lambert does not have access to certificates completed online.  If your student took Health in person at another school they will need to contact that school for their ADAP.


    From the Georgia DDS website: https://dds.georgia.gov/school-enrollment-documents

    School Enrollment Documents

    Below is the list of documents accepted as Proof of School Enrollment: 

    • A notarized  Certificate of School Enrollment (DS-1) form. 
    • Transcript provided by the customer's most recent school of attendance. The transcript does not have to be certified. Transcripts can be printed online in most school districts. 
    • Most recent progress or grade report.  
    • A current school identification card, issued by the school or school system.
    • Other forms of school identification.

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    College Visits
    Juniors and seniors may visit colleges during the school year for no more than 4 days per year. The student must bring documentation from the school indicating that the student visited the school. College visitations will be considered field trips as long as the student provides documentation.

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    ould click here to download the college visitation form, have the college visit form signed by their teachers, the school assistant principal or principal, school counselor and a college representative at the time of the visit. Forms must be returned to the attendance office following the college visit within five (5) school days for the student’s attendance to be considered excused.

    For questions about any of the policies listed on this page, please contact the Attendance Officer, Kelley Lawler.

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Last Modified on October 5, 2022