MSDE and BCPS require students to have a 94% attendance rate. Six days absent for the first two quarters would be approximately 94%. Your child's first page of his/her report card indicates his/her percentage of attendance. Principals are asked to closely monitor students' attendance due to the huge impact it has on student achievement.

We realize that students get sick and have medical appointments that keep them out of school. When you visit the doctor or hospital, please ask for a note for the school and have your child give it to his/her teacher when he/she returns. If you do not take your child to the doctor, please send in a note explaining the absence.

Please make every effort to have your child attend part of the school day if they have a medical appointment. Being at school part of the day is better than not at all. We appreciate your help as we work together to improve our students' attendance at school.

A student is counted present for a full day if the student is in attendance four hours or more of the school day. A student is counted present for 1/2 day if in attendance for at least two hours of the school day, but less than four hours.

Lansdowne Elementary School hours are 8:25 – 3:10 p.m.

The following are considered excused absences:

• Illness of the Student
• Death in the Immediate Family
• Court Summons of a child
• Observance of a Religious Holiday