Attendance Information

Attendance Reminders

  • School starts promptly at 8:30 am.
  • No early dismissals after 2:45 pm.
  • 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.
  • Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse- (Subject Line Hillcrest Middle School) to


Procedures 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 can submit an email containing your Parent Note information, or send a handwritten note, upon your student's return to school.

You can email an absence excuse to (Subject Line: Hillcrest Middle School) 

Absence notes and doctor's excuses can also be faxed to (864) 355-6120

Attach/Scan a Doctor's Note/Parent Note via Email

Click here to download a copy of the GCS Attendance Policies & Procedures