ALL ABSENCES MUST BE EXCUSED IN WRITING. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS FOR ABSENCES.
Students have TWO school days after an absence to turn in a note. They will place their absence note in the Attendance Box (metal box) near the Attendance Window. They will NOT turn absence notes in to their teachers this year. In addition to notes from home, we also accept emails from the parent/guardian email address provided in the emergency file. Please send the email to WLHSAttendance@hcpss.org. Please include the student’s first and last name, reason for absence, date of absence, and parent signature.
If an absence is not recorded as excused, the student may not be allowed to make up work.
Students are allowed 3 discretionary absences per year for vacation, travel, college visits, or athletic events not associated with school.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS FOR EARLY DISMISSALS.
ALL EARLY DISMISSALS MUST BE IN WRITING (VIA NOTE OR EMAIL) OR IN PERSON.
IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT, YOU MUST PROVIDE YOU VALID PHOTO ID AT THE TIME OF PICKUP – NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you'd like to stay in your car rather than coming into the high school, simply send a note with your student and ask them to drop it off in the Attendance Box at the Attendance Window in the morning. You may also send an email WLHSAttendance@hcpss.org . Include the student’s first and last name, reason for early dismissal, time of dismissal, parent signature and phone number. Your student will be dismissed at the time on the note and will come outside to meet you. You do not need to come into the school to pick-up your student as long as you follow the above procedures.
If you are coming into the school to pick up your student early, please ensure you have identification. If someone other than a parent is picking up a student early, please ensure that person is listed as an emergency contact and brings identification. Students will not be released to anyone without ID or who is not a parent or listed as an emergency contact on the family file. You must update your emergency contacts in family file each year. You can find the link at https://www.hcpss.org/connect.