• Attendance Secretary
    Ms. Stacey Lee
    Ext. 100601
    Attendance Fax Number:
    770-887-1132
     
    Administrator
    Ms. Rebecca Hewitt
    Ext. 100109

    SFHS Attendance

    SFHS Attendance

    THERE ARE NO CHECKOUTS BY PHONE

    For questions about any of the policies listed on this page, please contact Ms. Rebecca Hewitt.

    Please forward attendance notes to Stacey Lee (email them to slee60@forsyth.k12.ga.us or fax them to 770-887-1132)

    Please email/fax the attendance secretary for check-outs and check-ins.

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

    Attendance Fax Number: (770-887-1132)

    If you have a student whom the nurse deems to be ill or injured and the parent wants their child to drive home, please feel free to use the form on our website- Parent Permission for Driving Home

     
      FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

    There will be NO checkouts after 3:10 PM. 
    Please plan appointments accordingly.

     
     

    Student Absences

    Report students' absences by calling the school at 770-781-2264 and listen to the message for further directions. 

    Students must submit a note or parents must fax (770-887-1132) or e-mail the attendance office within five (5) school days for the student's absence to be considered excused. Parents may fax or email this note to , Attendance Secretary, at . The parent/guardian must write the note, fax or e-mail stating the student's name, the date(s) of absence(s), and the reason for the absence (students are NOT allowed to write their own excuse notes - this message must be from the parent or guardian) .

    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. Medical notes may be submitted by parents for any absence, check-out, or check-in.

    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.

    Check-in: Students must sign in through the attendance office when they arrive at school after the first period bell.

    Check-out: If it is necessary for a student to check-out early due to illness, the student must be seen by the school nurse.

    To obtain an Early Check-out Pass, students are responsible for submitting a note to the office before school starts or the parent is required to personally check out the student. Phone calls to check out a student will not be permitted.

    Click here to view the Forsyth County Schools' Attendance Policy

    If you have questions regarding attendance, please contact  using any of the information listed above.

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    Tardy Policy

    Tardiness is part of attendance and students are expected to arrive on time. Students are late to school if they arrive after the late bell rings for first period to begin. Students must sign in at the attendance office when they arrive after the sounding of the first period late bell. Failure to sign in with attendance will result in a disciplinary referral.

    1st Tardy
    Teacher Warning
    2nd - 4th Tardy
    Teacher detention, parent contact, teacher detention or some form of teacher consequence.
    5th - 8th Tardy
    Discipline Referral: Administrative discipline for this range will include one or more of the following: Administrative Detention, Saturday School, loss of parking
    9th - 11th Tardy
    2-4 days ISS
    12 + Tardies
    1-10 days OSS
     

    Students who miss more than half of any class period will be counted absent for that period. Missing less than half the time in any class will be counted as a tardy.

    Six tardies to school during the school year will result in loss of parking privilege for the remainder of the year.

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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. A combination of three unexcused late check-ins and/or early check-outs will be considered one unexcused 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 is required within 5 school days to be considered excused. After the tenth late check-in or early check-out, a physician’s note is required within 5 school days to be considered excused.

    Check-in: Students must sign in through the attendance office when they arrive at school after the first period bell.

    Check-out: If it is necessary for a student to check-out early due to illness, the student must be seen by the school nurse. To obtain an Early Check-out Pass, students are responsible for submitting a note to the office before school starts or the parent is required to personally check out the student. Phone calls to check out a student will not be permitted.

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    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. These forms are not available in electronic copy; they must be picked up in the main 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.

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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.

    Students interested in visiting a college should click here to download the College Visit form, and have it signed by their teachers, the school principal, and a college representative. Forms must be returned to the attendance office following the college visit.

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