Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has updated its attendance notification procedures for parents.
Beginning today, parents will now receive two automated phone calls – one in the morning and one in the evening – if their child is marked absent at school. For high school students, parents will receive an absentee phone call at 9 a.m. if their child is marked absent. Phone calls for absent middle-and elementary-school students will go out at 10:30 a.m. The time frame allows for teachers and staff at all three levels to take and record student attendance.
Prior to today, parents received only one phone call notification at 6 p.m. if their child was marked absent at school. The updated procedures include two phone calls so parents can be aware of an issue if their child is not at school in the morning.
CCPS absentee notifications include two daily automated phone calls; the addition of a parent letter after a student misses five days of school; a parent meeting after 10 absences; and a possible attendance review by the school system after a student misses 15 days of school. Parents and students who have a history of chronic truancy may be referred for intervention at any time.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.