What do I need to know about attendance?

  • Excused Absences/Tardies
    • We require an excuse note for each absence or tardy. You can download an excuse note, pick up a copy in the office, or write your own with all information included.
    • You must submit an absence note within three business days of the absence.
  • Early Checkouts
    • We require an early dismissal note for each early release. You can download an early dismissal note, pick up a form in the office, or write your own with all information included.
    • To receive a pass for early dismissal for known appointments, please email the attendance clerk, Latoshia Breazeale, the day before by 3:00 p.m. so that we can give the passes to the student the next day. We will verify those students that drive via phone or email.
    • After 3:15 p.m., we will not approve an early dismissal.
    • If a student is driving, we will contact a parent/guardian before we can allow the student to leave campus. If a student requires an early pick up, the person picking up must come inside to the attendance office and provide proper ID.
  • Certificate of Attendance
    • The Georgia DDS requires a certificate for all learner’s permits and/or driver’s licenses. Due to COVID safety protocols, students can go to My Payment Plus to purchase the Certificate of Attendance for $2; If you need to make payment with cash or check, you may drop your payment in the dropbox outside of the attendance office. The certificate will be available for pick up 48 hours later. The hours to pick up the certificate will be 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.