School Hours - 8:45 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
    No Check-Outs After 3:15pm

    Attendance / Truancy


     Students do better when they are at school! Our goal is to ensure all of our

    students are successful here at UGMS and we appreciate your help.

    Please make sure your child is present and on time.

    When your student misses school, they miss valuable instruction time, which contributes to their success in each class.


    Based on Georgia Law (20-2-690.1) and State Board of Education Rule (JB), any child between the ages of 6 and 16 who during the school calendar year has more than five days of unexcused absences from school will be considered truant. The legal penalties and consequences for truancy include referral of parents, guardians, or custodians to State Court and referral of juveniles to Juvenile Court for prosecution.

    Our official policy is below:
    Be sure to complete and update your information in Infinite Campus/Parent Portal As Soon As Possible
    The students will ONLY allowed to be checked out by contacts listed in Infinite Campus. 
    Person checking out student must show MATCHING PICTURE ID (NO NICKNAMES PLEASE).
    You can change/add/delete family and friends from the checkout list by logging into your Parent Portal. 
    Absences and Early Check-Outs
    Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes on time and each day. On the FIRST DAY students return to school from an absence, parents should provide the school with a written note explaining the reason for the absence. The note should include name of student, the date(s) of the absence, the reason(s) for the absence, and the signature of the parent or of the doctor who treated the student. Please either fax (678-583-8580) or email (karen.staples@henry.k12.ga.us)  the excuse.
    Absence means the non-attendance by a student in an approved regularly scheduled class or activity, regardless of the reason for such non-attendance. An exception is when a student participates in an approved activity (such as, but not limited to: field trip, academic competition or approved athletic event), he/she may be excused from school, counted present, and shall be responsible for any work missed during the time he/she is away from school.
    No Check Outs will be allowed after 3:15pm. Please plan accordingly.
    Participation in Extracurricular Activities -  If a student is marked with an unexcused absence for the school day, the student will not be allowed to participate or attend extracurricular activities scheduled for the same day that the student is absent.

    Attendance Secretary: 

     PHONE (678) 583-8978
    FAX (678) 583-8580
Last Modified on December 2, 2021