To notify the school of a student's absence, parents and guardians may send an email to our attendance secretary, Tabitha Davis, at tabitha_davis@mcpsmd.org or complete this Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form

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The expectation during this semester of virtual learning is that students will attend all classes in which they are enrolled.  The Maryland State Department of Education has issued an expectation to school districts that daily attendance will be recorded.  

A student will be marked present for a class in one of three ways:

  • Student attends a synchronous virtual learning class via Zoom.
  • Student completes an Attendance Check-in on myMCPS Classroom during a synchronous or asynchronous class
  • Student engages in an online discussion thread on myMCPS Classroom during a synchronous or  asynchronous class

All attendance will be recorded in Synergy, the new student information system, and will be visible to parents through the parent portal, ParentVue. In addition, ConnectEd calls and other parent outreach will occur regularly to inform parents if their child has not attended either virtually or in-person.


Parents/guardians must submit a written note to the attendance secretary by completing the Live Virtual Absence Form (located at the top of this page and linked here for your convenience) if a student will be absent for a full or partial school day.  All absences for which no documentation is received will be recorded as unexcused.