Absence Reporting/Notes from Home
Please report absences by emailing MHMSabsence@hcpss.org
For our attendance reporting purposes, either an email to MHMSabsence@hcpss.org or a signed parent/guardian note with student's name, grade, date(s) of absence and reason will still be required upon the student's return to school. Notes must be submitted within four days. Requests for changes to attendance submitted after the 4 day deadline cannot be honored.
Please Note: Absences are unexcused until an email or note is received.
What is the Difference Between Excused and Unexcused Absences?
Excused Absence – It is an excused absence for any portion of the day under the following conditions:
Unexcused Absence - An unexcused absence
When a student is absent, make up work can be requested from each individual teacher.
When students are marked absent in one of their class periods, the system sends an automatic email notification to parents. This notification will be sent for each day your child is marked as excused or unexcused absent. If you have questions related to period attendance, please contact your child's teacher. You can also contact Murry Hill Middle School at (410)880-5897 and ask to speak with the Attendance Secretary.
Parents do not need to come into the school when their child arrives late. The students can sign in themselves. Please send in the doctor\dental appt receipt if this to be an excused late arrival.
Parents need to come into the school to sign out their child. Please remember to bring your photo id with you as this is required in order to dismiss your child.
All Parents are encouraged to read carefully the following highlights of the HCPSS Attendance Policy. MHMS supports the strong link between daily attendance and successful academic performance. We fully adhere to all HCPSS policies that enhance student learning and strengthen our school community. In partnership we work together to ensure excellence in teaching and learning so that each student will participate responsibly in a diverse and changing world. Please be advised of the following:
Please inform the school administration of planned non–emergency absences two weeks in advance. HCPSS has provided a form for these occurrences. Parents are permitted three discretionary absences for their child.
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 half day if the student is in attendance for at least two hours of the school day, but less than four hours.