Attendance Policy--- Mountain View High School
Mountain View expects students to be in school and follow their assigned schedules unless their absence is excused due to illness, a death in the family, a medical or dental appointment, or religious obligations. Parents must give the school a written explanation for any student absence or late arrival. Parents are asked to call or email the school if their child will be late or miss school. If school officials do not receive notice, parents will get a call and an e-mail through the Keep In Touch (KIT) system notifying them that their child has not arrived at school as expected. Absence or tardiness is unexcused if the parent does not inform the school in advance or supply a note when the student returns to school. Students are required to make up missed work. All students are required to check out in the main office with the front office staff when leaving the building prior to the end of their academic day. Students who attend school regularly and arrive on time are more likely to perform well academically.
Attendance is checked daily by period and for all-day absences calls and e-mails are sent at 10am and after 4pm via an automated attendance system from Fairfax County Public Schools.