Student absences are recorded as excused (E), unexcused (U), out of school suspension (O), or other appropriate code. Students with 5 or more unexcused absences in a month or 10 unexcused absences in 90 calendar days are referred to Guidance. The following policies regarding attendance are in effect countywide: (1) Schools will contact a parent or guardian, wherever possible, to notify them of an absence. (2) Following an absence, a note must be received from the parent or guardian no later than the 3rd day following the student's return to school. Notes will not be accepted after the 3rd day and the absences will be considered unexcused. For more information about attendance, call (904) 272-8120.