Please remember that if your student is absent from school, you need to send a note within 2 school days to the school stating the reason for his/her absence. Should the reason be one noted above, your child's absence will be marked excused.
A new state truancy law (O.C.G.A. Section 20-2-690.2) defines truant as “any child subject to compulsory school attendance who during the school calendar year has more than 5 days of unexcused absences.” This same state law also ties attendance to a student's driving privileges.
It is important for parents to be aware of attendance requirements. Please read Gwinnett County Public Schools' Student/Parent Handbook, which outlines attendance expectations. In addition, our teachers and school leadership will communicate with you regularly on school attendance issues.
Thank you for your support of your student's academic achievement. Your child's regular attendance at school makes a difference!