RMS Attendance Policy

    For questions about any of the below information please contact Theresa Collum by email or by phone: 678-455-7311 EXT.300301
    Here at RMS we want being at school to be a priority!! While students may be allowed to make up work when they miss, it is impossible to duplicate the quality instruction that happens in our classrooms each and every day! We understand that sometimes situations arise that are out of our control that require your child to be absent from school. Please refer to the following information for clarification about RMS attendance expectations:


    It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/ guardian(s) to contact the school office by 10:00 a.m. to report the student's absence. The parent/guardian should contact the school on the day of the student’s absence and must submit a note, fax or email to the attendance clerk within five (5) school days for the absence to be considered excused. Attendance Fax Number: 678-455-7311 extension 300301 or Attendance email: tcollum@forsyth.k12.ga.us. The note must include the student’s 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.  

    Excused Absences:

    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 necessitating 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 rendering 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 five (5) days             per school year.  


    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 attendance 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.

     Additional Information: 

    •  Parents have 5 school days to provide a note or a doctors note for a child's absence. After five days notes will not be accepted and the absence will be unexcused. No exceptions. 
    • Family Trips and vacations will be unexcused.
    • Religious holidays- The day of the holiday is excused. Additional time missed prior to or following the day will be counted as unexcused. 
    • After 10 absences, excused or unexcused, a doctor's note will be required for each absence.
    • After 10 consecutive absences, excused or unexcused, the student will be withdrawn and lose access to ITS learning.
    • Any student that misses 6 or more days (excused or unexcused) during the course of the school  year will negatively impact our schools CCRPI score ( College and Career Ready Performance Index)
    Please refer to the student handbook  for additional information regarding attendance
Last Modified on October 29, 2018