Attendance Information

Students going on field tripLiberty Middle School and Hanover County Public Schools follow all legal requirements associated with compulsory attendance for students as outlined in the Virginia Code. At Liberty Middle School, we strive to create open lines of communication between home and school to positively support student attendance. Below we have outlined some communication that occurs around attendance.

  • We ask parents or guardians to send in notes for excused absences and/or call the school within three days of the student’s return to school.
  • We require anyone picking up a student from school to appear in the office and present appropriate identification. If the person picking up a student is not on the student’s pick up list in PowerSchool, we require written communication from the student’s parent or guardian.
  • Parents or guardians will receive attendance letters when students have been absent from school for five days and again when students have been absent for 10 days. We send these letters regardless if absences are excused or unexcused.
  • After students have received five unexcused absences, the school will call home and work with families to develop an attendance plan.
  • We require attendance waivers for middle school students, grades 6 through 8, who are absent from school for more than 10 blocks of any one alternate day schedule class in order for the student to receive academic credit.

Additionally, you may find more attendance information in section 7 of the Hanover County Policy Manual or by contacting Liberty Middle School at (804) 365-8060.

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