2019-2020 Attendance Policy

FalconNation Ford High School Attendance

Welcome to Nation Ford High School's Attendance Page! Here are a few important reminders:

Does your child have an appointment and you know about it in advance? Please send a note with the student for early dismissal and your son/daughter will be able to meet you at the car! SO MUCH EASIER!  Have your son/daughter bring the dismissal note to the Student Services Office before school, between blocks or at lunch. He/She will receive a dismissal slip. The student will then be able to leave the classroom and building as long as he/she has a dismissal slip in hand. 

A student returning the same day must provide an excuse that is consistent with the Attendance Policy in the NFHS Handbook located on the school website. A student may return to school after an excused absence.  If a student returns the following school day, the excuses must be turned into the Attendance Box located outside the Student Services Office (next to the elevator at the B & A Hallway). The excuses are to be turned into school within 5 school days from the absence. 

All late arrivals and early dismissals MUST be handled through the Student Services Office. Students may not leave school without signing out first. Students MUST sign into school when arriving late regardless of the time arriving. Arriving to school late at the change of classes (when the bell is ringing) is still late to school and the student MUST sign into school at the Student Services Office.

No Dismissals After 3:10 PM.

An unexcused absence is when a student has missed ANY portion of a class and has not turned in an excuse in a timely manner.  After (5) unexcused absences, the student may lose credit for the class.

Please note: A visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), driving school or an appointment for a passport are not considered excused absences.

Please refer to the
2019-2020 Student/Parent Handbook located on the Nation Ford High School website for more information.

Katie O'Brien
Michelle Collier Student Services (Early Dismissals/Late Arrivals) collierm@fortmillschools.org 803-835-0449

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