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    Early Dismissal Information:
    • If it is necessary for a student to leave school early, parents/guardians/individuals on student's emergency card must sign out children in the office and show their identification each time a student is checked out of school. 
    • Under no circumstances may a student sign themself out of school.
    • Due to transportation logistics, no early dismissals after 3:10 p.m.
    • Students who check out of school before 12:00 noon will be counted as absent for the day.
     

    Late Arrival Information: 
    Students who check in to school after 12:00 noon will be counted as absent for the day on full days of school.
    Students who check in to school after 8:30am will be counted as absent for the day on half days of school.
     
     
    Turning In Absence Notes:
    • Upon their return to school, students should turn in Absence Notes for Full Day absence to their homeroom teacher. 
    • Upon their return to school, students should turn in Absence Notes for Partial Day absences (late arrivals and early dismissals) to the Student Office. 
    • Parent absent notes are not accepted by email.
     
     
    Parents/Guardians Tracking Attendance:
    • Parent/Guardians should track their child's Daily Attendance using ASPEN Family Portal (use the Daily Attendance tab, not attendance found under the Academics tab)
    • Please contact Deborah Chambliss, Attendance Secretary, at 539-7839 or deborah.chambliss@knoxschools.org with questions.
    • Students with 5 (five) or more unexcused absences will be contacted by our school social worker, Shana Davis, shanawaski.davis@knoxschools.org or our guidance office. 
     
     
    Attendance information can be found in the Student Handbook/Agenda/Policies and Procedures  and KCS Attendance Policies (scroll to bottom of page).