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Dunwoody High School Attendance Office

<center><font color="00008a">Maria Jiram, Assistant Principal - Attendance</font></center>

<center><font color="00008a">Tracy Nash, Attendance Secretary</font></center>

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Attendance Policy
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School Lunch Protocol
Greetings students and parents,
Students are not allowed to order food from any food delivery service or restaurant and have it delivered to the school. If a student is caught retrieving food from a food delivery service or restaurant, the food will be confiscated, and the student can pick it up after school. Also, students are not allowed to leave the school during lunch.  Parents, if you are dropping off food for your student, bring it into the building and leave it at the security desk. Please do not have your student meet you outside or pull up to the picnic area and drop off food. Safety of all our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a top priority, and we appreciate your support in maintaining a safe school environment.

Thank you,

Priscilla Cole

Attendance Procedures

<font color="00008a">Absences</font>

  • 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.
  • On our block schedule, absences are recorded as TWO period absences in e-SIS. Just divide by 2 to get an accurate number of your student’s absences.

<font color="00008a">Checking Out</font>

  • 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.

  • 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.

<font color="00008a">Checking In</font>

  • 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.

<font color="00008a">Tardiness</font>

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.

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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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