Attendance Information

Group of CMS studentsA student’s academic success is directly tied to his/her attendance. Please do your best to ensure your child regularly attends school and consistently makes it to class on time and ready to learn. 

Please report all absences to our attendance secretary, Stacey Rettig, at (804) 723-2170. Upon return to school, students should bring a note from their parent or guardian stating the reason for their absence. Please also report any reasons for leaving early from school. 

Attendance Requirements

Student attendance is a cooperative effort involving the school, parents, and students. Every parent, guardian, or another person in Hanover County having control or charge of any child between the ages of 5 and 18 is subject to Virginia’s compulsory school laws. With the support from their parents, Hanover County public school students are expected to accept responsibility for good attendance. School attendance is related directly to academic achievement and the development of good habits which are important in college and employment. Students shall attend school for a full day unless otherwise excused. Secondary students shall be scheduled for a full school day unless they are enrolled in a cooperative work-study program. All other exceptions to a full-day schedule must be approved on an individual basis by the division superintendent or his designee.

Students are to be in their assigned classes and on the school grounds during the entire school day. Students must obtain permission from the principal or his/her designee to leave the school grounds before the designated closing of the school day. Principals and assistant principals may assign Saturday School, detention, or in-school suspension to students with infractions for skipping school and/or class. 

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