Reminder: In relation to attendance, we encourage everyone to be at school on time each day. As a reminder, we begin each day at 9:00 AM and conclude at 3:41 PM. Please notify us in writing, as early as possible of pre-arranged absences. Additionally, you are encouraged to call us on our Attendance Line (703-228-2288) when an absence is unexpected and prearranged notification was not possible. The following are generally considered excused absences: illness, quarantine of student, doctor or dentist appointments, death in the family, observance of a religious holiday, court appointments, inclement weather emergencies, and severe family emergencies. We need to note other absences as unexcused. Finally, we will send a letter home when a student has three absences or when absences, tardiness and early departures begin to accumulate.