Radford City Schools

RCPS will operate on a 2 hour delay on Friday, November 16, 2018 due to overnight icing.

Attendance Policy

ATTENDANCE POLICY

In accordance with the state of Virginia and the federal government, Radford City Public Schools enforces a compulsory attendance policy requiring all students of school age to attend public schools provided they are in good health and good standing in the community. Our compulsory attendance policy is as follows:

Upon the fifth (5) absence without parental notification to the school or sufficient reason for missing school, the student’s parents will be contacted and a conference will be established for the purpose of improving the child’s attendance.

Upon the sixth (6) absence without parental notification to the school or sufficient reason for missing school, the student’s parents will again be contacted and another meeting will be scheduled to further explore ways to improve the child’s attendance. During this meeting the administration will express that the next such absence will result in notification to Child Services.

Upon the seventh (7) absence without parental notification to the school or sufficient reason for missing school, the student and parents will be referred to Child Services of Radford and a Child in Need of Supervision (CHINS) petition will be filed. Filing a CHINS petition may result in a summons for the family to appear in Radford City Juvenile and Domestic Court for a hearing before a judge.