Parents and Guardians may send notes for absences via email to LKMSAttendance@hcpss.org. This mailbox will be monitored during school hours for the purpose of receiving absence notes from home; parents providing physician's notes, late arrival and early dismissal notes. Your child may also bring the notes to school too and deliver them to Ms. Hill in Student Services. The school must receive a note from the parent or physician explaining the absence/tardiness of a student within two school days of the student's return or the absence/tardiness will be unlawful/unexcused. NOTE: Parents are automatically opted in to receiving email notifications when students are marked absent or tardy, however, you may opt out when you complete the Family File. If you would like to opt out, you may edit the Family File through HCPSS Connect. Also, it is important to know that your child will be marked accordingly if they leave for an early dismissal, even when planning to return. At the time your child returns to school their attendance will be updated, however, the system does not send notification emails for attendance corrections.
Please refer to Policy 9010 to review policies and procedures for excused and unexcused absences. https://www.hcpss.org/policies/9000/9010-attendance/. All absences for extended local discretionary days will require Principal approval. The request form is available here: https://www.hcpss.org/about-us/forms/.
If you need further assistance, you may email our Student Services Secretary, Rhonda Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 880-5997.