B-CC Attendance Office 


Attendance Secretary

Mr. Erwin Avila




Policies and Procedures

Download Attendance Note here


Attendance Notes Must Include:

  • Student Name, ID number, Grade
  • Reasons for absence
  • Parent Signature and daytime phone number
  • Notes must have a parent’s signature
  • Scanned documents or photos of written notes with signature are accepted


Tardiness, Unexcused absence and Loss of Credit

  • 3 unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence
  • 5 unexcused absences can result in loss of credit


Late Arrival

  • Student must sign in.


Early Departures

  • Student must have a note from parent/guardian stating student I.D., reason, date and time of departure.
  • Student must take the note to the attendance office in the morning, prior to leaving.
  • Student must sign out.


Full Day-Absences

  • When student returns to school from an all-day absence, s/he must bring a note to the attendance office within 3 school days.


MCPS Excused Absences

  1. Death in Family
  2. Illness of student (doctor’s note required after 5 days)
  3. Court summons (proof required)
  4. Medical appointments
  5. Suspension
  6. Observance of religious holiday
  7. State emergency
  8. Authorized activity approved in advance
  9. Violent/hazardous weather
  10. Lack of MCPS transportation



  • Vacations are not excused absences.
  • Attendance is taken in each period. An automated calling system notifies parents if a student is unexcused from any period of the day.
  • No phone calls necessary when students are absent. Bring in a note upon returning to school.
  • All absences are considered unexcused until a student presents a note, signed by his or her parent, to the attendance office. The student is responsible for carrying out this procedure. Whenever possible, use the B-CC Attendance Note.