To report an absence or late arrival, please call the Grizzell Middle School Attendance Line at 614-718-8600 or email the Grizzell Attendance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
For early dismissal, please have your child bring a note to the office where he/she will be given a blue pass to leave at the scheduled time.
ATTENDANCE & APPOINTMENTS
What if my student will arrive late to school?
*Please send an email to email@example.com or call the Attendance Line at 614-718-8600 to let
Mrs. Wyner know.
What if my student will be absent one or two days?
*Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Attendance Line at 614-718-8600 to let
Mrs. Wyner know.
Automated Safety Calls
*Dublin City Schools uses an automated attendance calling system. If your child has not arrived at school, you will receive a call from this automated system (with the exception of a prearranged, excused absence). If you have reported your child’s absence through the attendance email address or the attendance voicemail, there is nothing more for you to do and no response to the automated call is necessary.
If you have not reported the absence when an attendance call is received from the system, please contact GMS.
Ohio law mandates we notify parents of an absence within the first 120 minutes of school.
*See the Middle School Student Handbook for attendance rules.
What if my student needs to leave during their school day with a planned absence?
*Send a note with your student stating what time you need them in the Office, along with their full name, the reason for leaving and your signature. Ask your student to bring the note to the Office as they get off the bus to trade it for a blue hall pass which they will show to their teacher 5 minutes before the planned pick-up time.
*A parent or emergency contact must sign out the student on the Chromebook in the Office. Please refer to the Middle School handbook regarding the need for parent or doctor notes.
*When returning to school, a student can sign themselves in if a parent signed them out, if a parent note has been provided, or if they have a doctor’s note.
*If your student needs to leave near the end of the day, please plan for pick-up by 10:40 or 3:10.
What if my student needs to leave during their school day with an unplanned absence?
*Please arrive at the Office with enough time ahead for the staff to call the classroom and your student to gather their possessions.
What if my student will have a planned absence of 3 or more days?
*Approximately one week before the absence begins, fill out the “Middle School Pre-Arranged Absence Form.” It can be picked up in the office. A parent completes the top portion and signs, then the student takes the form to each teacher for their signature and notes on assignments. The student then brings the form to the attendance office before the absence begins.
*For extended absences, please review the Middle School Handbook and contact your student’s School Counselor.