B-CC Attendance Office 


Attendance Secretary Dora_M_Aviles@mcpsmd.org


Policies and Procedures

Download Attendance Note here

Attendance Notes must include

o Student Name, ID number, Grade

o Reasons for absence

o Parent Signature and daytime phone number

o Notes must have a parent’s signature

o Scanned documents or photos of written notes with signature are accepted

Tardiness, Unexcused absence and Loss of Credit

o 3 unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence

o 5 unexcused absences can result in loss of credit


Late Arrival

o Student must sign in.


Early Departures

o Student must have a note from parent/guardian stating student I.D., reason, date and time of departure.

o Student must take the note to the attendance office in the morning, prior to leaving.

o Student must sign out.


Full Day-Absences

o 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



o Vacations are not excused absences.

o Attendance is taken in each period. An automated calling system notifies parents if a student is unexcused from any period of the day.

o No phone calls necessary when students are absent. Bring in a note upon returning to school.

o 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.