• Absentee and Tardy Policy

     Attendance, Absentee and Tardy Policy  

    Attendance MattersStudies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades than those who are frequently absent. Students should make every effort to be in school every day. Please refer to the Prince George's County Attendance Booklet for more information on attendance policies.    

    The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school: 

    • death in the immediate family
    • illness of the student
    • quarantine
    • court summons
    • principal-approved activity
    • mental or physical incapacity
    • violent storms
    • observance of a religious holiday
    • state of emergency