When a student is absent, the parent/guardian must report the absence to the school by emailing MHHSabsence@hcpss.org. The e-mail should include the following:
Upon receipt of the note, the attendance record in Synergy will be updated to reflect the excused absence.
A student has five days from the date of the absence to send a note. If the note is received after the five-day grace period, the absence will remain unexcused. If a note is not received, the absence will be documented as Truant (unexcused). Please see the Secondary Student Handbook for more information.
When parents arrive at the school, STAY IN YOUR CAR and simply call the front office and indicate that you have sent an early dismissal note and the student will be called out of class.
NO PAPER NOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR EARLY DISMISSALS AND PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING FOR LATE ARRIVALS OR EARLY DISMISSALS.
What is considered an excused absence?
A lawful absence is an excused absence for any portion of the day under the following conditions:
Students who arrive late to school will enter through the main entrance. The student will proceed to the attendance window and see Ms. Ichrist, the attendance secretary, to check-in. Students will be provided with a slip to share with their teacher. Students who are unexcused tardy to school will receive consequences after the third time.
If it is an excused tardy parents should email a note to MHHSabsence@hcpss.org. We will not accept handwritten notes. Please include: