Welcome to Hillcrest Middle! 

       Attendance Information Page



You can find answers to questions you may have regarding your child's attendance. Please feel free to call our school office for any questions at 355-6101


No matter if students are in-person/eLearning or virtual, they must log in and work each day! 

Here are a few reminders to help you and your student have a successful year at HMS:

School starts promptly at 8:25am.
No early dismissals after 2:45pm.
Students are allowed to miss 10 school days each year.
School is dismissed at 3:15 pm.
A parent must send a note for ANY absence or it will remain unexcused.
Students should be picked up from school no later than 3:45 pm.

Submit This Form For Your Child's Absence.

Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse -

Procedure for Absences
Please remember that upon returning to school after an absence, the student must bring a note to the front office upon arrival to school. The note should contain the following:

Student’s legal first & last name
Date (s) missed
Reason for the absence
Parent or guardian’s signature

For your convenience, you may click the links below to complete an electronic Parent Note or scan/email a Doctor's Excuse. In addition, feel free to submit an email containing your Parent Note information, or send a handwritten note, upon your student's return to school.

Click Here to submit electronic parent note

Click Here to Attach/Scan a Doctor's Note or send your Parent Note via Email

Absence notes and doctor's excuses can also be faxed to

(864) 355-6120
Click here to download a copy of the GCS Attendance Policies & Procedures