ATTENDANCE


Regular attendance is essential to your child’s success at Porter. It is mandatory that your child be at school on time and have good attendance to continue enrollment at Porter. In order to maintain our high expectations, transfers will be revoked if these requirements are not met. 

In accordance with the Prince William County Schools Attendance regulations: 

“In order for a child to learn, it is important that he/she be in school and that he/she arrive on time.  Poor attendance and tardiness can have a detrimental effect on your child’s education.”   

Attendance standards are important criteria in a school becoming a School of Excellence and in making “AYP” Adequate Yearly Progress; both of which Porter has been for the past 16 years!

Parents are responsible for their child’s attendance at school.  Parents should make sure absences are used for a real emergency or illness.  To ensure your child’s success at Porter, excellent attendance is a must.  

If a student accrues 10 absences or more, he/she may be placed on Attendance Probation; if the absences continue, his/her transfer may be revoked for the following year.  Three (3) Tardies and/or Leave Earlies will equate to one (1) absence.  Excessive tardiness may result in a student’s transfer being revoked for the following year.



ATTENDANCE while VIRTUALLY LEARNING

Teachers and front office staff (Ms. Pat and Ms. Michele)  should be notified about ALL absences, tardies, and/or leave earlies.  The best practice is to email the teacher and cc'd front office staff:  lewandpo@pwcs.edu and tluchomb@pwcs.edu

Because students are attending virtually at this time, you have several options regarding the absence: 

1) If your child is unable to attend the live Zoom class meeting AND completes the asynchronous work in Canvas, he/she will be marked as “Asynchronous Present,” rather than the current “UNV” (unverified absence).

2) If your child is unable to attend the live Zoom class meeting and chooses not to complete the asynchronous work in Canvas, he/she will be marked as ‘Absent’ for the class. 

At the time of the absence from class, the attendance record  will be marked as “UNV”, meaning it is ‘unverified.’  If your child completes any asynchronous work, the code will change to “A” for ‘asynchronous present;’ or it will be marked as ‘UAB” if no work is completed. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Pat at lewandpo@pwcs.edu or Ms. Michele at tluchomb@pwcs.edu