HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE STATEMENT
Carroll County Public Schools recognizes the relationship of regular attendance to the learning process. Students must be present in school to participate in classroom instructional activities that are vital to the educational program for all students.
Local employers also place emphasis on the attendance records of their employees. Preparing students for the world of work, which Carroll County Public Schools view as one of their roles, includes an expectation of regular attendance.
WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL HOURS
WHS doors open for students at 7:00 am. Class hours are 7:30 am - 2:20 pm. The first bell rings at 7:20 am, allowing students to go to their classrooms. A five minute warning bell rings at 7:25 am. The final bell rings at 7:30 am, when students should be in their classroom ready to begin. Students not in their classrooms by the 7:30 bell are considered late to school. After the 2:20 dismissal bell, students are expected to leave school grounds by 3:00 pm, unless under the direct supervision of faculty, staff, or coaches.
TARDINESS TO SCHOOL
The school day begins at 7:30 a.m. Students who arrive after 7:30 a.m. will be recorded as tardy to school. Students who arrive to school after 7:30 a.m. must first report to the Attendance Office to be recorded as tardy to school and to receive a tardy pass admitting them to class.