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.
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 and proceed to the attendance window and see Ms. Ichrist, the Attendance Secretary. Students will be provided with a pass to give 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:
Students, if you are required to quarantine for COVID-related reasons there are opportunities for you to remain engaged in learning and receive supports while you are at home. (Click below link for teacher support times and codes.)
Families and Students who are absent from school please contact teachers for class, work, course, or support questions and/or student services for social-emotional health, well-being support, or course scheduling questions. Please do not contact the nurse with these questions.
Though COVID-related absences are considered excused absences, it is important that students take advantage of these opportunities until they can return to in-person instruction.
The following instructional resources are available for students to remain academically engaged during quarantine:
Additionally, staff are available to support student's social-emotional health and well-being during their period of quarantine. Please reach out to your counselor to schedule time to meet if needed.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your counselor or your administrator, at 410-313-2880 with any questions.