The Public Schools of Robeson County Board policy concerning student attendance has been revised. Please note the following changes effective August 28, 2017:
- In grades K-8th, excused or unexcused absences above 12 days is considered excessive and will require doctor notes.
- Students who exceed 12 absences during the school year will be referred to an attendance committee for appropriate action.
- Once students have accumulated 6 absences, the attendance committee will hold a mandatory meeting with the parent to discuss ways to improve the child’s attendance
- Parents will only be allowed to write 5 handwritten excuse notes for the entire school year. Any absences over the 5 handwritten excuse notes must be covered by documentation from a doctor, dentist, or court official.
- Student tardy notes and early dismissals will also be monitored heavily. Once a student receives 10 tardy notes and/or early dismissals, an unexcused absence will be recorded for the student.
If a child accumulates 10 or more unexcused absences, parents may face criminal charges.
In order to curb the number of students arriving late to school and lost instructional time in the morning, any student arriving on campus after the 8:00 AM tardy bell will be marked tardy please arrive early if you want your child to have breakfast in the cafeteria. If your child arrives late and has breakfast in the cafeteria and arrives to class after the tardy bell rings he/she will be marked tardy. The student must be signed in at the front office by an adult and office staff will provide the student with a tardy slip to give to the teacher upon entering class.
If you have any questions concerning the new attendance policy, please feel free to contact the school. Thank you in advance for helping us make the most of our instructional time with our students!
The Public Schools of Robeson County does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status in its education programs and activities. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a type of sex discrimination, Pursuant to Title 1X of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act: Questions regarding Title 1X may be referred to each school’s Title 1X Coordinator, the District’s Title 1X Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights. For general questions, please contact: the Director for Exceptional Children/504: 4710 Caton Road; Lumberton, NC 28360; 910-671-6000; email@example.com