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It is recommended that parents/guardians notify the school office by telephone on any day that your child is absent. A written notice is REQUIRED when the scholar returns. A doctor’s note is required when a child returns to school after having any communicable disease such as measles, chicken pox, etc. Parents can request work for children who are absent for an extended period of time. Work will only be provided for excused absences.

The following is a list of lawful absences from PGCPS Administrative Procedure 5113; all other reasons are deemed as unexcused:

  • Death in immediate family.
  • Illness of child.
  • Court summons.
  • Hazardous weather conditions.
  • Work approved or sponsored by the school.
  • School sponsored activity during day.
  • Observance of Religious Holiday
  • State of Emergency.
  • Suspension.
  • Lack of authorized transportation.