Absences Add Up!

December 02, 2019

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success.Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.