Attendance

School begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m. Students are expected to attend every class or activity for which they are scheduled each school day. Specifically, this means that students must attend all classes; report to the cafeteria, library or courtyard during their assigned lunch; go to the designated area of the school for assemblies, pep rallies, and other special events; and be punctual.

What to do when...

Student has an all day absence from school:

The parent must call 703-287-2727 (Attendance Message Line), on the morning of the absence. If the parent does not call the attendance line, the absence is marked as "unexcused" after 48 hours.

Pre-arranged Absences:

Please complete the pre-arranged absence request form prior to any pre-arranged absences. The pre-arranged absence form must be signed by each of the student's teachers and approved by the grade level assistant principal prior to absence, in order for the absence to be excused. A copy will be given to the student. Please note that extended absences are discouraged, and pre-arranged absences will be reviewed carefully before approval. An excused absence or a pre-arranged absence permits you to make up missed work. You must assume complete responsibility for making up any work missed.

Student arrives to school after 8:10 a.m.:

All students who arrive after 8:10 a.m. must check in through the Attendance Office, with or without a note.  Notes must indicate the reason for the student arriving late, include a contact phone number for the person writing the note, and an original signature.  If a student does not have a note, he/she will be marked "unexcused tardy" and must present a note to the Attendance Office within 48 hours for the tardy to be changed to excused.

Student needs to leave school early:

Prior to 10:00 a.m., the student must present a note to the attendance office. Note must include reason for leaving school and a contact number for the person writing the note.

Academy:

The parent must notify both Langley HS and the academy school of the absence

Athletics:

Student athletes must attend all scheduled classes in order to participate in any athletic contest, practice, or activity. Reasonable exceptions, such as a medical appointment, may be approved by the Principal or Director of Student Activities prior to participation.

Reasons for excused absences include:

Illness of the student, death in the family, doctor or dentist appointment, observance of a religious holiday, suspension (except for certain violations as provided in Regulation 2601), or another reason acceptable to the principal or his designee. Child care situations, non-school related activities, missed school bus, traffic or car problems, or other reasons unacceptable to the principal or his designee will result in an "unexcused" designation.

Tardy to Class:

Students are to be in their classroom when the bell rings to begin the class period. Tardiness may result in a detention with the teacher. Habitual tardiness may also result in other disciplinary action. If a student is marked 20 minutes late to a block class (10 minutes late to 3rd period), he/she will be referred to his/her grade level administrator for possible additional consequences.