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New Attendance Information

Our attendance policy has changed.
Middle school students must be must be present at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the school’s instructional day to be recorded present for that day.
High school students must be present at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the class period to be recorded present for that class period.
In addition, a high school student absent more than six (6) times in the same class period in a semester shall not receive credit for that class. However, the student must continue in the class
with appropriate behavior and must complete required work. Students who lose
credit for absences but who are passing the course(s) may make up the credit by
attending the after school enrichment sessions or the summer school enrichment classes. 
The link to McDowell County Schools board policy on attendance can be found here:

If you have any questions about attendance, do not hesitate to ask any of our staff!