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Learn About the Importance of Attendance

Visit the RPS website to learn more about Attendance procedures.


  • Unexcused Tardies to School and Early Departure from School:
    Any five (5) unexcused tardies to school or early dismissals from school will count as the student missing a full instructional day. Tardies to school or early dismissal from school may be considered excused for the same reasons as are listed above for absences. For the purposes of this policy, the student must be more than thirty (30) minutes late to school, or leave thirty (30) or more minutes early, without an excuse approved by the principal or his/her designee. 
  • Excused Absences:
    Parents and guardians are required to provide a written note requesting that the days absent be considered excused absences within five (5) schools days of the last day of school missed.  If a note for the day(s) absent is not provided within five (5) school days of the last day of school missed, the period of absence will be considered unexcused.
  • Excessive Excused Absences:
    After 10 excused absences, the Principal or Administrator designated over attendance will be required to review, approve or not approve, and sign off on all absences prior being recorded as excused on the SIS.  Copy of the signed approval or denial of excuse should be placed in the student’s attendance file. Review of absences should occur daily. Excessive excused absences should be reviewed by the School Attendance Support Team for additional services.
  • Go In. Stay In. Graduate.

    If you see a student out of school between 
    7:25 am and 2:00 pm, call the 

    RPS Attendance Support Hotline (Truancy) 
    (804) 780-GO IN (4646)