Attendance At Magothy River Middle School
Absences must be communicated in writing or through the Parent Portal within 3 days of the absence(s). The parent/guardian may send in a written note explaining the absence or complete the form in the Parent Portal. When a student is absent five (5) consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required.
Thank you for communicating absences, particularly multiple day absences, in advance whenever possible. However, please note that families will continue to receive the AACPS-automated absence call(s) for unexcused absences, such as travel. More information about excused/unexcused absences can be found here.
Attendance Secretary: Ms. Tammy Hale
• Complete the Early Dismissal form in the Parent Portal or have your student bring a written note to the front office that has the time they need to be dismissed.
• The office staff will call the student from class after the parent/guardian arrives and signs out the student.
• If the student returns to school, they should report to the office to get a pass before returning to class.
***In order to sign a student out, the adult must be on the student’s emergency card and present proper identification in the form of a government issued photo ID***
Outside of emergency circumstances, please avoid early dismissals after 3:30 p.m. This allows us to keep our bus lot clear and doesn’t interfere with dismissal procedures. If it is a last minute medical appointment, please call the office at 410-544-0926 so your student can meet you in the office.
Students that are late should bring a note stating the reason to the main office. All students without a note will be coded as unexcused.