Urgent News Regarding this School Year’s Attendance Procedures
- Parents have 24 hours to either call OR send in a letter regarding your child’s absence. Refer to the back page to see excused versus unexcused reasons for missing school.
- According to Virginia State Law, each day absent must be discussed with the school. BMS Phone number: 804-261-5000
Henrico Code of Conduct States:
5th unexcused absence to school: parent and student will be contacted by the Principal or his designee and a plan will be developed to prevent further unexcused absences
7th Unexcused absence to school: A school conference will be held with the parents, and school staff to resolve continuing attendance difficulties.
10th unexcused absence to school: Per code of VA State Law § 22.1-258. The school social worker will file a CHINS petition against the student through Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court