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Participating Remotely

Students can substitute up to 5 absences per semester (a max of 10 per year) with a remote learning day by meeting the remote learning participation benchmarks listed in policy.  This would result in the student being counted as present for the day(s) they participate remotely.

  • To be marked present, work must be submitted within 2 days of absence.
  • Students may NOT use a remote learning day on a test day.
  • Parent/guardian or student must notify teacher in advance to the start of the instructional day to utilize the participation benchmark rule.
  • Schools will make their best effort to provide instruction given early notice.

Students need to meet the following guidelines to receive credit: Participates in at least 50% of the school day to be given credit for attendance. Participation may be synchronous instruction remotely or student may participate asynchronously as defined by the teacher.

Remote Days must be requested through your students Assistant Principal at least 24 hours in advance.  

We would like to bring to your attention an important update regarding Participating Remotely (PR) days. PR days cannot be scheduled on test days. It is crucial to maintain the integrity of our assessment and evaluation process, ensuring that all students have a fair opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge. Scheduling PR days on test days can compromise this integrity and disrupt the learning experience for both in-person and remote students.

Therefore, any student who schedules a PR day on a test day will have their PR day changed to an unexcused absence. This change is in alignment with Fulton County School policy.

Please note that the recovery of unexcused absences, as per Fulton County School policy, is that upon return to school, students will have an equal number of days as they were absent to complete any work for full credit. After the deadline of an equal number of days a student was absent, teachers may begin deducting points from late or missing work (maximum 25% deduction). If a student fails to turn in late or missing work, then a zero may be entered in the grade book. This emphasizes the importance of consistent attendance and engagement in both in-person and remote learning settings. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to maintain a fair and consistent learning environment for all students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please feel free to reach out to the school administration. Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we look forward to your continued support in providing the best educational experience for our students.