report an absence

To report an absence please email:

Absence Tips: If your child is going to be absent from school, please:

  • Call the Attendance Clerk at 757-825-4440, and report that your child will not be attending school that day and provide an explanation or email: with student name, date, and reason.

  • Upon your child's return to school, provide a note to excuse the absence that includes: dates of absence, name of child and reason for absence. You may take a picture of the note and send to Please keep your copy for verification purposes.

  • Vacations are NOT considered excused absences.

After 5 parent notifications of absence, additional absences may be considered unexcused without written documentation from a doctor, court, etc.