If your child is absent, you may receive the following automated message:
Good evening. This is Fredric Latschar, Rock Spring Elementary Assistant Principal, notifying you that your child was not present today at school. On the first day the student returns to class, it is essential that you provide your child's teacher with a written note containing the date(s) your student was not present, explaining the reason(s) for the absence, and the signature of the parent or doctor who treated the student. It is not necessary to contact the main office regarding absenteeism.
Please note it is the student and parent's responsibility, not the teacher's, to make necessary arrangements for make-up work. In the event a child is absent three or more days, please notify the school prior to 10:00 AM and a list of assignments will be available for pickup by 3:00 PM.
Please see pages 3 - 5 of the Henry County School System elementary handbook for additional information regarding school attendance.
Thank you for your continued support.
As educators, we all recognize the relationship between daily school attendance, student performance, graduation, and habits in the workplace. We also know that the amount of time actually spent in class is a good measure of student access to an education. Each tardy or absence means a student has lost an opportunity to learn.
School Attendance precedes school achievement. Students cannot benefit from the educational program if they do not attend school. For this reason, school attendance is a high priority at Rock Spring Elementary School. Regular attendance is vitally important to each student's academic progress and the development to each student's progress and the development of attitudes for his/her adult life.
All students are expected to attend school regularly. Georgia Law O.C.G.A.20-2-690.1 mandates school attendance for students between the ages of 7 and 16. This law also applies to younger children once they enter school. The law holds parents responsible for enrolling and sending their children to school. The school system is charged with enforcing this law.
In order to address truancy and attendance, Georgia state law (HB 1190) now requires that communities and schools work together to address truancy through the recommendations of their local Student Attendance Protocol Committee, which have two goals set forth in law: Ensure coordination and cooperation among officials, agencies, and programs involved in compulsory attendance issues, to reduce the number of unexcused absences from school. Increase the percentage of students who take tests required under state law.
Students must attend school in the attendance zone where they and their parents/legal guardians reside. Students may not attend other Henry County Schools except with written approval to cross attendance lines from the Director of Student Services, 770-957-6601.
To determine the school attendance zone for your residence:
Click on http://edulog.henry.k12.ga.us/edulog/webquery/
Type in your street address and press the enter key on your keyboard.
View the schoos listed in the "School Name" column.
Click on the link in the "School Code" column to obtain bus route information.