• All principals and assistant principals

    Re-engaging students and withdrawal process

    School leaders are responsible for ensuring that all students enrolled in their school are engaged and attending regularly. Strategies must be in place to reduce chronic absence and to re-engage students if attendance issues begin to appear. 

    Such strategies should include but are not limited to

    • Verifying attendance in Infinite Campus
    • Calling parents/guardians
    • Sending at least one letter to the student’s last known address
    • Conducting home visits to the last known home address

    As a last resort in cases of students under age 13 and when all school-based efforts have been exhausted, school leaders should notify the Department of Social Services regarding a student who has not attended school.

    If re-engagement is unsuccessful, then the withdrawal process* must be completed by documenting due diligence efforts in Infinite Campus and sending a notification to studentsupportdata@bcps.k12.md.us for review. An email with results of the review will be provided within one week to confirm withdrawal and codes. 

    *Please make sure that you are using the most recent, 9-26-17 version of this document) 

    Click here for other items in the September 28, 2017 Leadership Action Update.