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Dunwoody High School Attendance Office

Maria Jiram, Assistant Principal - Attendance

Tracy Nash, Attendance Secretary

Stephanie Davis, Attendance Secretary

Attendance Office email:
Attendance Policy
Attendance Procedures


  • ALWAYS send a note or an email to when your student returns from any absence, with date(s) absent and student’s first and last name. We will not accept notes after two weeks from date of absence and the absence will remain unexcused.

  • You may have your student return the Attendance Note Form to the Attendance Office or email it as an attachment.

  • You may IGNORE the automated DCSD phone recording if you have already sent a note to school. Unfortunately, you will also receive the recording when your student is marked absent due to a school activity. No need for concern-- the attendance records will be updated to reflect the school activity.

  • A DOCTOR’S NOTE is required for 3 or more consecutive days of absence.

  • When absences (whether full or part day) become chronic, students are expected to bring a DOCTOR’S NOTE verifying the reason for the absence.

  • At this time, many colleges are not offering in-person college visits; however, if a student has scheduled a virtual tour, we ask that parent/student forward the registration confirmation to so the absence is excused. Please note that DHS will excuse up to three college visits/tours.

Checking Out

  • Please send a note or an email to to the Attendance Office in the morning by 7:45 a.m. Emails received after 7:45 will be checked on a first come, first served basis. It is the student's responsibility to come and get a "Pass to leave class" from the attendance office before school or in between classes. Parents will be required to present photo ID in order to check out your student.

  • If a student has an appointment or is checking out for an appointment, we ask that the student or parent send in a picture of the appointment card or excuse letter from the dentist/doctor/psychologist to so we can excuse the absence. 

  • The latest check-out time is 2:50 p.m. No check-outs are permitted between 2:50 p.m. & 3:20 p.m.  

  • If your student is DRIVING OFF CAMPUS, you must indicate this in a note or in email (for liability reasons)

  • Students may NEVER leave school without checking out through the Attendance Office.

Checking In

  • There is no need to come in with your student if he/she is checking in. Just send a note from you (or a doctor’s slip) to the Attendance Office, and we will give your student a pass to class.If you are sending an email, please do so before 7:45 a.m. Emails sent after 7:45 will be checked on a first come, first served basis.
  • Students arriving at school between classes must still check in through the Attendance Office.


Students start out each semester with no tardies on their records. The warning bell rings at 8:05, and class begins promptly at 8:10. If your student is not seated in class at 8:10, your student is tardy to school. Students will report to class, and the teacher will mark the student "late-unexcused." Tardies will also be recorded by teachers for classes throughout the day. Excessive tardiness will result in disciplinary consequences and loss of privileges.


  • You may leave items/messages in the FRONT office, but it will be your student’s responsibility to check for them. We will not interrupt instructional time to deliver messages unless it is an emergency.
  • When calling the Attendance Office (678-874-8520), please be prepared to leave a message. Messages are checked often throughout the day, and calls will be returned promptly.
Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance is required for both the learner's permit and driver's license. The student must complete the form and submit it to the Attendance Office.  There is a 24-hour turn-around time. The ADAP certificate is only required for the driver's license. We are able to print the certificate only if the student took Health in 9th grade at Dunwoody.

Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence
Attendance Office Links

Parents, please contact the Attendance Office regarding absences, check-ins, or check-outs.

Parents, please use this form to report absences, check-ins, and check-outs.

Is your student too sick to come to school? Please click the link for information from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

¿Está muy enfermo su hijo para asistir a la escuela? Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para obtener información de Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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