Attendance: Every Day Counts


Every day in school, students 
  • Learn new words, a new math skill, a new science theory or another new academic skill 
  • Learn how to be independent and responsible — skills they need to be successful throughout their lives
  • Explore new subjects that open doors to a future career
 
According to Maryland state law, students up to the age of 17 are required to attend school. Baltimore City Public Schools tracks student attendance carefully, including excused and unexcused absences, half-day attendance and lateness. And parents and guardians can help students develop good attendance habits by following these simple tips.
 
Want to find out about your child's attendance? Families receive a phone call at the end of every day that a student is absent — so make sure your school has your most up-to-date phone number. Plus, families can check student attendance anytime through Parent Portal