Attendance Office

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Deidra Willis Phone Icon 770-651-6509 Email Icon Email
  Cynthia Wells-Bowens Phone Icon 770-651-6511 Email Icon Email


 Welcome to the Attendance Office web page!

We look forward to serving all parents and students of DCHS!

Go Tigers!

We Encourage All Check Outs Before 3:20 PM Daily!  

General Attendance Information:


Students 18 and older are not permitted to check themselves out!  All students must check out via the attendance office after proper identification is presented to the attendance office staff!!!!!!


Due to the heavy volume and to increase efficiency in the attendance office, the attendance office requests for student drivers who have appointments and need to be released early to adhere to the following guidelines:

The morning of the release, students bring in a note from parent, indicating the student's full name, time for checkout and a valid phone number where the parent can be reached for verification.

It is important to note, without parent verification, the student will not be granted early release.  It is also important for the students to bring the release notes into the attendance office the morning of, not moments before the release, to allow proper verification and to expedite a timely release.

Your cooperation with this process is greatly appreciated. 


Mrs. Willis and Ms. Wells-Bowens



Students who are absent must then submit a valid excuse for their absence within 3 days of the absence.   

A phone call to the attendance office is not an acceptable form of submission to validate an absence.  Please only send a parent note or doctor's note. 

Attendance Notes should contain the student's full name, grade, date(s) of absence(s) and parent's signature.

Absences that are 3 consecutive days or longer require a doctor's note.   

The attendance office is not required to update attendance for notes received after 3 days of the student's return.


It is impossible for a student to realize the benefits of the public school program unless the student attends school regularly.   




  1. School days missed as a result of an out of school suspension shall not count as unexcused days for the purpose of determining student truancy.

  2. The Douglas County Board of Education will excuse students from school under the following circumstances: 

  •  Personal illness or attendance in school endangers a student's health or the health of others.
  • A serious illness or death in a student's immediate family necessitating absence from school.
  • A court order or an order by a government agency, including preinduction physical examinations for service in the armed forces, mandating absence from school.
  • Observing religious holidays, necessitating absence from school.
  • Conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety.
  • A period not to exceed one day for registering to vote or voting in a public election.
  • A student whose parent or legal guardian is in military service in the armed forces of the United States or the National Guard, and such parent or legal guardian has been called to duty for or is on leave from overseas deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting, shall be granted excused absences, up to a maximum of five school days per school year, for the day or days missed from school to visit with his or her parent or legal guardian prior to such parents or legal guardians deployment or during such parents or legal guardian leave.
  • Students will be counted present when they are serving as pages of the Georgia General Assembly.
  1. Final course grades of students shall not be penalized because of absences if the following conditions are met: 

  •  Absences are justified and validated for excusable reasons.
  • Make up work for excused absences was completed satisfactorily.