Attendance

The attendance goals for Hampshire County Schools are:

  • Increase student attendance
  • Enable all students to graduate within four years

Learn more by reviewing our Attendance Brochure (DOC). A Student Residency Form (PDF) required of all students at time of enrollment.

Hampshire County Schools Attendance Policies

  • Withdrawal from School - 5130
  • Attendance - 5200
  • Missing and Absent Children - 5215
  • Absences for Religious Instruction - 5223
  • Late Arrival and Early Dismissal - 5230

Exceptions

Other Student Services Forms

Homeless Youth & Children Services

Please read this information about homelessness and contact the counselor at your school or the Hampshire County Liaison, Amy Haines, at 822-3528, ext. 151, if you believe you meet the federal guidelines for homeless.

View a Brochure for Homeless Students (PDF).

Proof of Attendance for Driver's Licenses

Students between the ages of 15 and 18 may obtain a Proof of Enrollment Form. Call Hampshire High School at 304-822-5016, either Megan Fuller at extension 1011 or DiAnna Liller at extension 1000.

In order to be eligible for a Proof of Enrollment Form a student:

  • Cannot have more than 10 consecutive or 15 total days unexcused absences during a school year.
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined in West Virginia Department of Education Policy 4150.
  • Cannot have any Safe School Violations/Suspensions pursuant to West Virginia Code.

Did You Know?

  • Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on state tests. Studies also show that kids who are absent more often score lower on state tests.
  • Being late for school hurts a child's learning, too. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year.