The Observer

Students hit snooze on the new attendance policy

With WCHS's new attendance policy in place, students will need to make sure to arrive on time to class. This especially means, no ignoring your alarm clock and sleeping in during first period.

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2020

There are countless reasons students may not be within their classroom’s door frame at the second the bell rings commencing the beginning of a period. Whether they have to use the bathroom before class, carpool to school with siblings, can’t find parking or get stuck in the sometimes unpredictable ...

Tardiness task force called to combat attendance issues

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

The morning bell rings for WCHS AT 7:45 AM. Instruction begins, and students are expected to be in class. However, this is exactly the contrary. Students arrive 10, 20 even 30 minutes late, flocking the hallways instead of learning. This problem, dubbed “the Tardiness Epidemic,” is one being appro...

MCPS attendance goes online with absence notes

By Olivia Parven Staff Writer

October 24, 2011

  The MCPS central office implemented a new "quick link" to every school’s website Aug. 29 that allows parents to electronically submit their children’s absence notes.   The parent must enter online all of the information usually required on a paper absence form, with the addition of the parent...

New policy changes for students across the county

By By: Julie Kracov, Online Arts Editor and Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News Editor

September 8, 2011

MCPS implemented new cell phone and attendance policies that allow students more flexibility in using their phones while the attendance policy creates stricter guidelines to ensure that all students attend class. The new cell phone policy allows students to use phones before and after school and during...

Attendance policy aims to keep students in class

By By Jon Sosner, Staff Writer

September 30, 2010

   The bell rings. There are three questions left on the social studies exam. After staying two minutes late finishing the last questions, the teacher won’t issue a pass, causing a tardy for the next class. With the new tardy policy, this could mean that being late to class can now get th...

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