Attendance Policy

Attendance Procedures for RHS Community

RHS Attendance - Phone: (410) 888-8850

Absence, Early Dismissal & Late Arrival e-mail  

When a student is absent, the parent/guardian must report the absence to the school by emailing or by sending a hard copy note in with your student.

A note or email from the parent or guardian explaining the absence or tardiness of a student should be received within five days of the student's return to school, or the absence or tardiness will be marked unlawful or unexcused. (Policy 9010 #6)  The message should include the student’s first and last name, grade, date of absence, and reason for the absence. 

Pre-arranged absence and Religious absence - email  

Questions?  Contact our Attendance Secretary at or email  

Lawful Absence – An excused absence for any portion of the day under the following conditions:

  1. Death in the immediate family,
  2. Illness of the student, Pregnancy, and parenting needs,
  3. Court summons
  4. Hazardous weather conditions,
  5. Work approved or sponsored by the school
  6. Observance of a religious holiday
  7. State emergency  
  8. Suspension
  9. Lack of authorized transportation
  10. Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the Superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.

Attendance is an important part of making sure students thrive in the learning environment. Read more about it here.

Review the HCPSS Attendance Policy 9010, which will address questions or concerns related to attendance.