Attendance Information

  • Reporting Absences:

    If your child will be absent or late to school, please always email our attendance office at

    Include your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence. 

    Without written notification of an absence, the absence will be unexcused.

    If you are unable to send an email, you may call our attendance line at 614-718-8572 to leave a voicemail - please spell your child’s first and last name. If you call our attendance line and leave a message, the absence will be unexcused - as written notification is always required.


    Leaving School During The Day: 

    Please have your child bring a note to the attendance office on their way into school. They will be given an early dismissal pass which will allow them to leave their class 5 minutes before you are due to arrive. This process allows for minimal classroom and teacher disruption. Additionally, this allows your child to be ready and waiting for you at the office when you arrive.


    Pre-Arranged Absence:

    If your child will have an extended absence during the school year, a Pre-Arranged Absence form must be completed and on file in the office three days prior to the leave. A form can be picked up in the office, or downloaded at the link below. If your child will be out of town for travel, sports tournaments, family events, etc., these will always be unexcused absences. 

    Pre-arranged does not mean the absence is excused. 


    When an absence is unexcused, you will still receive robo calls and texts from Dublin City Schools even if you have reported the absence to our school.

    For a list of absences that are excused, please review the  Middle School Student Handbook.