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school absences

Good attendance is critical for student success at Cox Mill Elementary.  All absences will be coded unexcused unless an email or a written note from the parent/guardian is received.  State law allows absences to be excused for the following reasons:

  • Illness or Injury
  • Quarantine
  • Death in the Immediate Family
  • Medical or Dental Appointments
  • Court or Administrative Proceedings
  • Religious Observance

If your child is absent please call the front office at 704 260-6170 or e-mail your child's teacher.  You can send a note in when your child returns to school.


educational opportunities

  Your request must be submitted for consideration at least two weeks prior to the absence.  Click HERE for the Educational Opportunity Form.  Once the form has been received by the front office a copy will be sent home with either DENIED or PENDING on it until the proper documentation is submitted within one week after the trip.


Absences for personal trips are not excused according to state guidelines.  In order to be considered in attendance, a student must be present at least one-half of the school day. At the elementary level more than ten (10) absences a semester or 20 absences a year are considered excessive. If illness is given as the primary reason for non-attendance, the principal may request a physician's documentation.


Check In/Check Out Procedures

  • Parents must check students in/out through the office.  Students should not be checked out early except for emergencies, hardships, or appointments.   Students who routinely check out early will be referred to an administrator.  Parents/Guardians must provide picture I.D. during check-out.
  • Students MAY NOT be checked out AFTER 2:30 P.M. due to regular afternoon dismissal. 
  • Parents MAY NOT remove students from loaded buses.
  • Parents are permitted to make a daily transportation changes up until 2:00pm. We will not accept any changes after 2:00pm.This is for your child's own safety.