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 is or will be absent 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.

Prearranged Absences Note:

Arrangements for a pre-arranged absence must be made at least 48 hours before the absence occurs. A note stating the dates and the reason for the absence must be presented to the Attendance Office. The student will receive a card outlining the conditions related to a pre-arranged absence. Be aware that a student with a pre-arranged absence is expected to be fully prepared on the day of his/her return (i.e. homework and tests) and will assume the responsibility for requesting assignments before leaving.

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 without 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.


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


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.