When your child is absent, please send an email on the day your student returns to the following address:
MWESabsence@hcpss.org Do not send changes in transportation to this email, as we will not see the change.
Please bookmark this as a tab on your computer, and on the day your student returns from their absence, please send an email to the above address with your child's name, the date of absence and the reason for the absence. If a reason is not included, the absence will be considered unlawful. NOTE: DO NOT send an email to your child's teacher. Often these emails are not forwarded to the front office for documentation. You may copy your child's teacher on the attendance email if you'd like.
We appreciate your help to ensure that our children are marked accurately on their attendance record. Thank you for taking the time to use our new email address created specifically for absences.
Our office hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Please understand that students will not be able to enter the building after 4:00pm to retrieve forgotten items. Our office staff will not be ringing students or parents into the building after 4:00 pm unless they are participating in a scheduled after-school activity. When you arrive to pick your student up from an after-school activity, please wait in the vestibule for the instructor to bring the students to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we tighten the security in the building. We would like to remind parents that dismissal is a very busy time of the day for the front office. Every once in a while, we realize that you may need to pick your child up early from school. We are asking parents that need to pick up their child (ren) early to do so before 3:00 pm. If you arrive after this time, you will be asked to wait outside until your child is dismissed with their class at 3:15. Teachers are not finished with instruction until 3:10 pm. We will not be able to dismiss your child between 3:00-3:15. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us have a safe and orderly dismissal at the end of the day.
If you are withdrawing or transferring your student, please complete the Maryland Transfer/Withdrawal Notification Form and send to the front office to request a transfer packet.
If you move during the school year, you must complete a change of address form and provide a copy of your current lease and utility bill to the front office.
If you plan to have your student out of school for an extended number of days, please complete this form and turn it into the front office staff.