Attendance Policy / Procedures

Student Absence during Remote Learning: Online Form


Absence is one of the major causes of poor work and failure in school. Students are expected to attend school each day. We recognize that sometimes students must miss school due to illness or other circumstances.



A written note must state the reason for the absence, include a
parent’s telephone number for parental verification, and be
signed by the student’s parent or legal guardian.




  • An absence is excused when a note is presented to the attendance office within 5 days of the student returning.
  • Missing 30 minutes or more of a class period constitutes an absence.
  • Students who have missed 10 days or more of school in a school year will be required to provide additional verification including doctors’ statements. 

Checking Out early (before 3:15 pm!)

  • To arrange a checkout, the student must take a note to the attendance office before school. The attendance clerk will issue a checkout pass to the student.
  • When it is time for the student to leave, the student will show the teacher the checkout pass.
  • The student must check in and out through the attendance office prior to leaving. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.

Tardy to Class / Tardy to School

Students late to school must report to the attendance office first. Students late to class are required to sign the teacher’s tardy book.


Tardy to class:

  • 1-4 tardies - warning/parent contact

  • 5 or more - administrator referral

Tardy to school:

  • 4th tardy - referral to Mr. Flemmer

  • 5 or more - referral to Mr. Flemmer and administrator

Students arriving to class ten minutes or more after class starts without a pass will receive an automatic referral to Mr. Flemmer.


Absences due to illness – Stop the spread!

Fulton County Schools requires that students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more stay home and return to school only when they are fever free without the aid of medication for 24 hours. 
If you take your ill student to the doctor and he/she is diagnosed with an illness such as mono, strep or flu, please email the school nurse Lundee Matthews at or call 470-254-2536. Please inform the clinic of the student’s symptoms and the date they started. If there are several cases, the clinic informs all Cambridge parents so they may watch for the same symptoms in their students and hopefully stop the spread of a contagious illness. 
The clinic is open from 7:45 am – 3:45 pm. Parents must report to the front office before going to the clinic.


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