School Attendance Procedures During Virtual Learning

Our attendance procedures have changed with the start of virtual learning. Please review the information below to ensure your child's attendance is recorded accurately.


Teachers will take attendance during morning meeting and ensure that all students are counted.

Parents can assist with this process by:

  • ensuring your child logs in to classes on time as expected throughout the day, including for Morning Meetings on Mondays.
  • calling the attendance line (703-924-7777) or emailing the school ([email protected]) if your child is unable to participate.
  • communicating any technology concerns to the school, such as difficulty logging in or accessing classes online
  • reporting any hardship or concern, including illness, that might prevent your child from participating regularly and fully.
  • returning phone calls or replying to emails as soon as possible when notified that your child did not participate that day.
  • making sure that your child submits activity logs as directed.


If you call the attendance line or send an email to report that your child is ill, please be sure to include the following guidelines:

  • Be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school today.
  • Please indicate whether your child has any of the following symptoms:
    • Feeling feverish or chills
    • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
    • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
    • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
    • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
    • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
    • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
    • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
    • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise))
    • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
    • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

If you do not report specifics about your child's illness, our office staff will contact you to follow up. We will also provide the school health team with this information.  

If your child is unable to log in to online instruction with a teacher:

  • your child should view the recorded lessons that the teacher will post in Google Classroom later that day, AND
  • you must call or email the attendance line so that your child will be marked PRESENT for that day.


Remember, ALL students can view the posted lesson videos as many times as necessary to master new material.