to the Dothan City Schools Code of Conduct in regard to attendance,
absences, and tardies. It is not necessary to call the school the day
your child is sick. You are asked to provide written documentation to
the teacher explaining each absence and send it with your child upon returning to school. All documentation for absences must be received within two days or the absence will be unexcused. Undocumented absences are coded as unexcused.
Medical/Dental Appointments during School Hours
encouraged to make medical and dental appointments outside of school
hours. Late check-ins and check-outs are discouraged because of the
instructional time that the student will miss. Students leaving school
during the school day must check-out in the office. A written excuse
from the doctor or dentist must be brought to the office when the
student checks in during the school day, or the first day the student
returns to school.
Students arriving late or picked up early will be considered unexcused if a doctor's excuse is not submitted. A student must be in attendance at least 3 ½ hours to be counted in attendance for the day. Students are considered absent if they check in after 11:00 or check out before 12:00.