Attendance Information for School Year 2021-2022

Here are a few quick tips for Excusing an Absence or Tardy and Arranging an Early Dismissal:

  • Absences: Use ParentVUE on the day of an absence or in advance of a planned absence. Email (BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu) for a past absence. Please reference the word ABSENCE in the subject line of your email message.

  • Tardies: To excuse a tardy, email BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu. Please reference the word TARDY in the subject line of your email message.

  • Early Dismissals: To arrange an early dismissal, email BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu at least an hour in advance of the requested time of departure. Be sure to include the full name of your student, the reason for the early dismissal and the requested time of the early dismissal. Please reference the phrase EARLY DISMISSAL in the subject line of your email message.

*Refer to the content below for more detailed information and directions.*


If you have questions or concerns about attendance issues at Battlefield High school, please reach out to Judy Beerbower at BeerboJM@pwcs.edu or (703) 743-3701.

Attendance for In-Person Students

In-Person Student Attendance

Regular attendance is a critical component to face-to-face instruction. Students who are not able to attend class should check CANVAS for direction, instructional materials, and assignments and follow up with their teachers within two (2) blocks of their return to school. For our dual enrollment (DE) classes, please keep in mind that deadlines are firm

Parents should use ParentVUE to request that their student's future absence(s) be excused.
Directions for Reporting Future Absences in ParentVUE.

Here are some very important points about using ParentVUE:

  • This applies to full day absences only, from the current date forward (you cannot use this to request that past absences be excused).
  • Please remember to include the reason for the absence in your request—otherwise the request will not be approved.
  • This does not apply to requests for early dismissals or tardies. You will need to continue to send in notes for early dismissals and tardies.
  • This does not apply to absences for longer than 3 days. For absences longer than 3 days, you must continue to apply to your student's alpha administrator for permission

You are strongly encouraged to use ParentVUE instead of hard copy notes, faxes, or email to request that current full day or future full day absences be excused. Using ParentVUE will help expedite your student’s attendance to update quickly and help reduce those attendance office-generated text alerts.

  • To request that past absences be excused, parents should email the BFHS Attendance Office at BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu. The request must contain the student’s name, reason for absence and dates, as well as the contact telephone numbers. This request must be received within five (5) days of the absence. Please reference the word ABSENCE in the subject line of your email message.

  • Early Dismissal: If a student needs to leave early, the parent/guardian emails the BFHS Attendance Office at BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu at least an hour in advance of the requested time of departure. The request must include the full name of the student, reason for leaving and time of requested dismissal. Please reference the phrase EARLY DISMISSAL in the subject line of your email message.

  • Tardy: If a student arrives prior to the end of first block, they are to report directly to class. If the student arrives after 1st block, they are to report to the Front Office to sign in. For the tardy to be excused, the parent/guardian should email the BFHS Attendance Office at BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu.Please reference the word TARDY in the subject line of your email message.

Attendance for Virtual Learning

Virtual Student Attendance

* (if conditions necessitate a return to synchronous learning) *

Regular attendance is a critical component to synchronous virtual instruction. For students to be marked present, they must have their cameras on and must participate in class every day. This is different than last year. Students who are not able to attend a live lesson should follow up with their teacher by email and complete requisite assignments on CANVAS.

  • Asynchronous Present: In the virtual classroom, following up with the teacher by email and completing assignments on CANVAS within 5 days of the synchronous lesson will result in being marked “asynchronous present” by the teacher. This will appear as “A” in the student’s attendance record.

  • Absent: If a student was unable to participate virtually or to follow up by email and complete requisite assignments on CANVAS within 5 days of the synchronous lesson(s), the student will be considered absent. For the absence to be excused, the parent/guardian should use ParentVUE to request that their student’s future absence be excused. For a past absence to be excused, the parent should email the BFHS Attendance Office at BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu.

  • Tardy: If a student is late to their virtual class, they are considered tardy. For the tardy to be excused, the parent/guardian should email the BFHS Attendance Office at BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu. Please reference the word TARDY in the subject line of your email message.

  • Early Dismissal: Email BFHS Attendance Office at BFHS-Attendance@pwcs.edu. Please reference the phrase EARLY DISMISSAL in the subject line of your email message.