Attendance

Submit a Note to the Attendance Clerk:

Early dismissal requests and parent/doctor notes can be submitted to the attendance clerk at: Ckellettgreenville.k12.sc.us

Attendance and Tardies:

The school year consists of 180 school days.  To receive credit, high school students taking courses for graduation credit must attend at least 85 days of each 90-day semester course as well as meet all minimum requirements for each course.

In order to receive high school credit after the 5th unlawful absence, seat time recovery is required for every subsequent absence that is unlawful.  A student must attend the majority of a class session during a school day to receive credit for that class.

Any student that enters the building after the tardy bell has rung must report to the main office to obtain a pass to class. Consequences for excessive tardies are listed in the student handbook. 

Early dismissals from Golden Strip Career Center

All early dismissals must be received:

  1. Handwritten note brought in by student  to the attendance office within the first ten minutes of arriving at school.
  2. Email from a parent/guardian email to the attendance clerk at: Ckellett@greenville.k12.sc.us
  3. In person in the attendance office by a parent/guardian listed on the student’s power school account; ID must be shown at the time of pick-up of student

All handwritten and emailed requests must be verified by a verbal confirmation via phone.

Returning from an Absence

Any student who misses school must present a written excuse, signed by his or her parent or legal guardian or a health care professional, for all absences within two (2) days of the student’s return to school.  The written excuse should include the reason for and the date of absence.  If a student fails to bring a valid written excuse to school, his or her absence will be recorded as unlawful.  School will use the criteria below when deciding whether an absence is lawful or unlawful.

When any type of note is taken the student’s home high school attendance office, the student must also inform the attendance clerk at Golden Strip Career Center in order for the absence to be excused from Golden Strip.