If your student is absent from school, please send an email to sherag.houston@cms.k12.nc.us OR use the Parent Portal on the AG homepage.

    Include the following information in your email:

    · Student name

    · Parent's name

    · Reason for absence

    · Date(s) of absence

    Parent portal: https://schools2.cms.k12.nc.us/Pages/absence.aspx?sid=

    Excused Absences include:

    · Approved Education Leave (form must be submitted to school 5 days in advance) Educational Opportunity Form (1).pdf

    · CMS Approved Religious holidays (form must be submitted to school 2 weeks in advance) https://www.cmsk12.org/cms/lib/NC50000755/Centricity/Domain/2618/Absence%20for%20Religious%20Obligation%20Form.pdf

    · Court or Administrative proceedings

    · Death in the immediate family

    · Doctor/dentist appointment

    · Personal illness or Injury (be sure to specify the illness/injury that your child is experiencing)

    NOTE: Parents can no longer call in an absence for a student - they must send a note or email to the school in order for the absence to be excused. Until a note is received by the attendance office, all absences above are unexcused. Please attempt to make all elective medical and dental appointments for times before or after school.

    Unexcused Absences include:

    · inclement weather

    · car trouble

    · missing the bus

    · oversleeping

    · no written excuse or email

    · class cutting

    · work