Attendance Policy

Absences will be excused for the following reasons:

  1. Illness or injury
  2. Illness or death of a member of the student’s immediate family
  3. Recognized religious holiday and/or religious instruction
  4. Medical or dental appointments
  5. Court appearance
  6. Pre-arranged absence of educational value with principal’s prior approval

Please complete and turn in with a copy of any necessary legal documentation to the attendance office within 48 hours of a student returning from absence Excused Absence Form - OCPS.pdf

Any student having 10 absences in a semester course or 20 days in a yearlong course is subject to failing. They will be required to take the comprehensive exam.

Parents, with proper identification, must sign out students leaving early in the Attendance Office. If a student must leave early, they must bring a signed note by a parent/guardian before school starts in order to receive a permit to leave. NO phone calls, No E-mails and NO faxes will be accepted for early dismissal.

OCPS Attendance Policy