Attendance calls are made to parents when their student is absent from school. With the exception of SGA Elementary, each school is set up to send attendance calls at different times (see FAQs below for times). If your child is marked with an unverified absence at the time the attendance data is pulled, you will receive a call or email.
Attendance calls are made for the safety of your child. If you think your child is in school and he/she is actually not, we want to find out where he/she is as quickly as possible. If you know your child is not in school because he/she is home sick or has an appointment for the day, you can call the school and/or email your child's teacher as soon as possible and let the school know your child is out that day. Email addresses can be found on the school website by selecting Faculty and Staff and then Staff Directory or on the BCPS App by selecting the Campus Directory category.
Text of the attendance phone call (message may vary slightly per school):
Friday, September 16, 2016
Dear (parent name),
The purpose of this attendance report is to inform you about (student name) daily attendance. It appears that (student name) had an unverified absence on Friday, September 16, 2016. We would like to help you and your student in any way we can to alleviate this attendance concern. Any time a student has unverified absences it is a concern to us, since unverified absences cause a student to miss significant instruction and learning opportunities at school. When your student has an unverified absence we encourage you to call the attendance secretary at (school name) at (school phone number) to excuse the unverified absence. We are eager to help your student in any way we can.
If you have any questions about this attendance report, please contact us (school phone number) or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Question
What time do phone calls go out?
Call time varies by school and depending on the call volume may run for several hours after the initial time. Call Start times are as follows:
- SGA Elementary - Daily Attendance Call at 10:00 AM
- Blakeney Elementary - Daily Attendance Call at 10:00 AM
- Burke County Middle - Daily Attendance Call at 10:00 AM, Calls for Absences at 3, 5, and 10 days at 5:15 PM
- Burke County High - Daily Tardy Call at 10:00 AM, Daily Attendance Call at 4:00 PM, Calls for Absences at 3, 5, and 10 days at 5:15 PM
- Waynesboro Primary - Daily Attendance Call at 10:00 AM