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Regular school attendance is one essential component of success at Poly. If students are absent for an entire school day, or more, they must bring documentation for the absence. An acceptable note is one addressed and delivered to the homeroom teacher, which must include:
  • The student's name and homeroom class
  • The complete date(s) of absence
  • The specific reason for the absence
  • The parent's/guardian's name and signature
  • Parent's/guardian's daytime telephone number
  • Legal documentation for the absence
Lawful Cause of Absence (COMAR 13A.08.01.03)
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Illness of the student
  • Court summons
  • Observance of religious holidays
  • State of emergencies
  • Hazardous weather conditions
  • Approved work or other activities sponsored by the school
  • Suspension or disciplinary removal
  • Lack of authorized transportation
  • Other emergencies or set of circumstances as determined by the Superindendent or Principal
If there are obstacles that inhibit the student from coming to school on time, please do not hesitate to talk to any Administrator or School Counselor.