If you know your student will be late for class, please call the Front Office at 205.988.3350. When students arrive on campus, they must sign in at the Front Office. Failure to do so will result in their being marked absent.
To leave campus before classes end, day students must have permission from a parent, and boarding students must have permission from their dorm leaders. If you are picking up your student early, you may sign the student out at the Front Office. If your student is leaving early with another driver or alone, you may call the Front Office at 205.988.3350 to give your student permission to leave. These students must also sign out at the Front Office, where they will receive a pass to present to the security officer at the gate.
Students who are planning to miss class for a holiday, trip, or event must complete an Excused Absence Form. The form can be printed online here or can be picked up from the Registrar's Office in the Kayser Academic Center. Parents must fill out and sign the form, and students must have their teachers initial the form. The completed form must be returned to the Registrar's Office in the Kayser Academic Center several days prior to the absence.
If your student must miss class unexpectedly due to illness or emergency, please report the absence by emailing Registrar Mia Coleman at email@example.com or by calling the Front Office at 205.988.3350. Please leave a voicemail if you call before 8:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. Students missing class for a medical appointment must submit a doctor's excuse for their confidential medical file. Doctor's excuses may be turned in at the Front Office, faxed to 205.332.0566, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are absent from class for an extended period of time due to illness should contact their academic advisor and their teachers. Upon returning to school, they must submit a doctor's excuse. Doctor's excuses may be turned in at the Front Office (in a sealed envelope with "School Nurse" written on the front), faxed to 205.332.0566, or emailed to email@example.com. All student health and medical information is confidential. Please contact School Nurse Amy Wammack at 205.477.0587 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.