Attendance Officer: Kelley Lawler email: email@example.com
678-965-5050 ext. 411055 or press one (1) for attendanceFax #: 678-965-5053
Please forward attendance / check-in / check-out information for your student to Kelley Lawler in the attendance office. Parent or medical notes can be sent in with your student, delivered in person or emailed. NO checkouts or excused absences by phone.
- Please include student first and last name, student ID number, date(s) of absence(s) and reason.
As permitted under the Georgia compulsory education law and Forsyth County Board of Education policy, students may be excused from school for the following reasons:
- Personal illness or attendance in school that endangers a student’s health or the health of others.
- A serious illness or death in the student’s immediate family necessitating absence from school.
- A court order or an order by a government agency, including pre-induction physical examinations for service in the armed forces, mandating absence from school.
- The observance of religious holidays, necessitating absence from school that approved by FCS.
- Conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety.
- A scheduled medical, dental or eye appointment of the student accompanied by a doctor’s excuse.
- Registering to vote or voting.
- Visiting with a parent or legal guardian who is in the military or 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, sports and vacations are considered unexcused.
- Notes must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in writing to the attendance office within five (5) school days of absence to be excused.
- Student written notes are not accepted.
- After 10 absences without a medical note being submitted, a medical note will be required to excuse an absence. If the student has a combination of 10 check-ins and/or check-outs without medical notes, medical notes will be required to excuse an absence.
- In the 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.
A student MUST be in attendance a minimum of 50% of the school day participate in any athletic, extra-curricular or school related function. This policy is in accordance with the GHSA attendance requirement.
- Students are to be in class at 8:25 AM
- If arriving after 8:25 AM students are tardy. Students arriving after 8:45 will need to report directly to the attendance office to check in and receive a pass to class.
- Students may check themselves in without a parent/guardian.
- Students who do not check-in with the attendance office upon arriving late to campus will be considered skipping.
- No check-outs after 3:15 PM. Please plan to have your child picked up before this time.
- LHS does not use the pick-up list from your student’s card from middle school. We go strictly by the information you enter in Parent Portal. LHS will not release any student to someone who is not on their approved pick-up list. To update this list, log in to Parent Portal and select the Demographics tab where you can add approved adults. You will need to do this for each student you have at Lambert High School. If you need help with your Parent Portal login, visit: https://campus.forsyth.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/forsyth.jsp
- When checking a student out, you will need to provide the student number and your picture ID. * Tip: store your student’s ID number on your phone.
- If it is necessary for your student to check-out early due to illness, they must see the school nurse first. The nurse may require that their parent or guardian provide approval prior to the student leaving school premises or it may be necessary for the student to be picked up.
- Email check-out requests are ONLY for students who drive to school. Students who drive themselves are permitted to check out early provided that their parent or guardian send an email to the attendance office. Email should originate from the parent/guardian email on file in Parent Portal and include student first and last name, student ID number, date, time, reason, and parent/guardian contact number. We will call the number on file to confirm the check-out. We require all emails at least one hour prior to the student’s check out time. If you cannot send emails at least one hour in advance you will need to come to the attendance office in person to check your student out.
- If your student does not drive to school you will need to come in person and check them out at the attendance office window.
- Students who do not check-out with the attendance office before leaving campus will be considered skipping.
- Students may not check out and back in during lunch.
**Lunches, sports equipment, homework, cellphones or deliveries will be not be accepted.**
Drivers' Licenses and Certificates of School Enrollment
Students are required to have a Certificate of School Enrollment completed by the school before they can get a learner's permit or a driver's license. They are also required to have an ADAP (Alcohol & Drug Awareness) certificate to obtain a driver’s license. These forms are not available in electronic copy; they must be picked up in the attendance office.
Students should fill out the top of the form and then turn it in. The office will then check the students' attendance for the previous full year and fill out the schools' portion of the certificate. The certificates of attendance should be ready for the student to pick back up within 48 hours. Certificates of Attendance cannot be faxed or emailed.
If your student took Health in person at Lambert High School, this form can be requested with the Certificate of School Enrollment. If your student took Health online through GAVS or FVA Lambert does NOT have access to their ADAP. They will need to go to the DDS website at https://online.dds.ga.gov/eADAP/StudentCertificate.aspx to obtain this document. If they have any trouble, they will need to contact the DDS directly or GAVS/FVA for assistance. Lambert is unable to provide any assistance obtaining certificates obtained in online courses.
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.