Attendance Form

Submit an absence or late arrival online

Submit an absence or late arrival using our online attendance form below.

You may also submit using either of the following methods.  

This form is to be submitted by the Parent/Legal Guardian Only. 

Late Arrival, Full Day Absence, or Multiple Day Absence?


 
Reason for late arrival?
Please be specific about your childs symptoms. Be sure to indicate whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Reason for absence?
Please be specific about your childs symptoms. Be sure to indicate whether your child has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Feeling feverish or chills
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
  • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
  • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
  • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Absences are understandable in situations of: Illness; death in the family; medical or dental appointment; observance of a religious holiday; or a family emergency.

To request a prearranged absence from school, please submit the "Request for Prearranged Absence Form" in advance.

Request for prearranged Absence Form-Elementary

Absences Add Up: FCPS School Calendar Gives Time for Families to Travel

Families benefit from visiting relatives and reconnecting with friends throughout the year. If you are planning a trip, consider traveling when students are off from school, such as teacher workdays or FCPS holidays.

Regular attendance is important, so plan to check the school calendar first before planning a trip.

Respecting the importance of attendance, parents of students with excessive absences and unexcused tardies can expect follow up from the school administration. An accumulation of unjustified absences and/or tardies is reason for the school administration to follow up. The attendance guidelines for Island Creek are as follows:

  • When unexcused absences or tardies accumulate during a quarter, a letter from the principal’s office will be sent home.  
  • When additional absences or tardies accumulate, a follow-up letter will be sent.  
  • If unexcused tardies or absences continue, a conference and a referral could be made to Fairfax County Public Schools attendance officer.

Families are expected to make travel plans during times of school vacations. Parents should seriously consider the educational implications of disrupting the educational progress for family holidays. Absences for family holidays when school is in session are considered unexcused. Teachers do not provide homework assignments for family holidays. Make up class work can be requested from the teacher after two consecutive days of absence from school due to excused absences.

FCPS Attendance Policies

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Absences are understandable in situations of: Illness; death in the family; medical or dental appointment; observance of a religious holiday; or a family emergency.

To request a prearranged absence from school, please submit the "Request for Prearranged Absence Form" in advance.

Request for prearranged Absence Form-Elementary

Absences Add Up: FCPS School Calendar Gives Time for Families to Travel

Families benefit from visiting relatives and reconnecting with friends throughout the year. If you are planning a trip, consider traveling when students are off from school, such as teacher workdays or FCPS holidays.

Regular attendance is important, so plan to check the school calendar first before planning a trip.

Respecting the importance of attendance, parents of students with excessive absences and unexcused tardies can expect follow up from the school administration. An accumulation of unjustified absences and/or tardies is reason for the school administration to follow up. The attendance guidelines for Island Creek are as follows:

  • When unexcused absences or tardies accumulate during a quarter, a letter from the principal’s office will be sent home.  
  • When additional absences or tardies accumulate, a follow-up letter will be sent.  
  • If unexcused tardies or absences continue, a conference and a referral could be made to Fairfax County Public Schools attendance officer.

Families are expected to make travel plans during times of school vacations. Parents should seriously consider the educational implications of disrupting the educational progress for family holidays. Absences for family holidays when school is in session are considered unexcused. Teachers do not provide homework assignments for family holidays. Make up class work can be requested from the teacher after two consecutive days of absence from school due to excused absences.

FCPS Attendance Policies