J. L. Mann High School Attendance Office
160 Fairforest Way * Greenville, SC 29607 * (864) 355-6300
SUBMIT AN ABSENCE NOTE FOR YOUR STUDENT:
Click here to submit a Parent Note for your student’s absence(s). Please understand that not all Parent Notes are excused absences. THIS PARENT NOTE LINK IS NOT FOR EARLY DISMISSALS; early dismissal notes must still be physically turned in to the Attendance Office by 8:45 am.
ORIGINAL MEDICAL NOTES MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE TO BE CODED "EXCUSED-MEDICAL."
Front doors open at 7:30.
Warning bell rings at 8:40.
School starts promptly at 8:45.
School dismissal is at 3:45.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance is taken each class period throughout the day. Students are considered absent from a period if they miss more than half of that period. Students must remain in school for three hours to be considered present for the day. Therefore, they must arrive by 11:45 a.m. and leave no earlier than 12:45 p.m. to be considered present for their daily attendance record. The State Department of Education no longer recognizes perfect attendance.
TRUANCY: A student is considered truant when he/she accumulates three consecutive or five total unexcused absences over the course of the year.
PARENT NOTES: Only the first five parent notes per semester will be coded "Parent Note." Per District policy, all subsequent parent notes will be coded "Unexcused."
EARLY DISMISSALS: Students who plan to leave school during school hours should bring a note written from the parent/guardian with the student's first and last name, the time they are leaving, and signed by the parent. The note needs to be dropped off in the Attendance Office before 8:45 a.m. The Attendance Office cannot accept voicemail, email, or a fax as an early dismissal request; only a written note that can be verified or a parent coming into the office can be accepted. Click here to view additional information regarding early dismissals.
Click here to be redirected to the 2023-2024 Student Handbook for additional information regarding attendance.
TARDY REGULATIONS: If a student comes into the classroom and leaves for any reason prior to the bell, including going to the bathroom or to obtain class materials, he/she will be considered tardy if the student returns to the classroom after the tardy bell. Tardy procedures and consequences are listed below.