Attendance at FHS (In-Person and Virtual)

Procedures and policies regarding student attendance at Fairfax High School.

2020-2021 Fairfax High School - Parent (In-Person and Virtual) Attendance Procedures



Attendance to all in-person and virtual classes is mandatory.


Monday Attendance:


Tuesday - Friday Attendance:

  • In-Person Students are to attend school in-person on their scheduled days. See the Bell Schedule here.
  • Virtual Students are to log in to their scheduled class on time and expected to participate in the class throughout the period.



Must be excused by a parent or guardian by following one of the procedures below:


  1. Calling the Attendance Line at (703) 219-2211 and selecting
  • Option 1 or 2, based upon student’s last name (see below);
  • Option 3, for Spanish-speaking families


  1. Using the Online Attendance Form to report the absence.
  • This is necessary for full day and partial day absences
  • This procedure should also be used for temporary, sudden, or unexpected hardships that prevent a student from accessing their online classes (ex. power outage, loss of internet, etc.)


Attendance Line:  703-219-2211

  • Last Name (A-Lee) - Press 1
  • Last Name (Lef-Z) - Press 2
  • Spanish Speaking - Press 3


Check-In or Check-Out Procedures

There are boxes located outside of the Attendance Office where students should be directed to leave check-in notes when tardy and check-out notes when they must leave before dismissal.