Absence/Late Arrival, Early Dismissal, and Change in Transportation Forms

Forms for online submission of information

Student Absences or Late Arrival

If your child will be absent from school or arriving late to school, please submit the appropriate form before 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the change. This will give the attendance office sufficient time to process the requests.

Please make every effort to arrive in school by 8:45-8:55 am.  Students are tardy if not in the classroom by 9:00 am.  You must park and walk your child to the front door:  Please DO NOT drop your child off and leave.  

Questions? Please email KentGardensElem.Attendance@fcps.edu.

Early Dismissal

Please do not checkout your students early if possible.  Schedule appointments during virtual learning days.  If you must check out your students, submit online request in the morning.  Please do not come to school without online request first.  Students will only be released to parents/guardians and authorized emergency contacts.  Must show ID.  Latest checkout is 2:45 PM.  

If your child is having an early dismissal, please submit the appropriate form before 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the change. This will give the attendance office sufficient time to process the requests.

To protect instructional time, students will not be called to the office until a parent arrives at school to pick them up. Please allow sufficient time for your child to get to the office and for you to arrive on time to your scheduled appointment.

We cannot accommodate dismissal times after 2:45 p.m. because, at that time, buses are arriving and we are completing end of day activities. 

Transportation Change

  • Bus Pass:  No bus pass will be issued at this time
  • Dismissal changes:  Please keep your transportation routine.  Submit and necessary changes online.  Discuss any dismissal change with your child in the morning.