• Please report all absences to the attendance office at 898-0520 After hours, voicemail is available. A note should accompany your child upon their return to school. It is important to us that your child returns to school as quickly as possible. However, we want them to be healthy so that they are at their most capable for learning.


    To comply with the Code of Virginia § 22.1-254

    Students are expected to...

    • attend school every day.
    • be on time (unless there is illness or death in the immediate family. Doctor, dental, or personal appointments should be made on days off, half days, or after school hours when possible)

    Parents are expected to...

    • provide the school with a note (within 24 hours) indicating the reason(s) for the absence. Legitimate reasons for absences are: illness, death in immediate family, doctor or dental appointment (not possible to be scheduled on non-school time), and/or exceptional circumstances as determined by the building principal.

    Please Note: Absences occurring on pre-determined test dates should be avoided and will only be considered excused under extreme extenuating circumstances. For any other reason, the absence is unexcused.


    Attendance Notes

    Students need to bring in a note the day they return from an absence. These notes should be brought to the attendance office first thing in the morning.

    Parents can also email the attendance at:  ymsattendance@ycsd.york.va.us