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Attendance Secretary – Marie Miller





LHS requires verification of every student absence. We will accept from the parent or legal guardian:

  • telephone call to 410-751-3560 ex 2258 before 9:00 a.m. on the day of absence (no follow-up note required),
  • An email to (no follow-up note required),
    • If link does not work, please copy email address and paste into your email program
  • A Fax to 410-751-3564 (no follow-up note required), or 
  • written note upon return of the student.

    We will attempt to contact parents via School Messenger if we have not received any communication by the specified time. Parents are required to notify the school within five days following any absence, via phone, fax, email, or note (must be submitted to the attendance secretary). Otherwise, the absence will be coded as unlawful and unexcused. Students are not permitted to report their own absence.


    It is strongly recommended that parents plan vacation for times when school is not in regular session. It is recognized, however, that occasionally students are absent for necessary or important family activities. When this occurs, prior written notification from a parent is to be provided to the attendance secretary for approval by an administrator.  The student will then take a Vacation Notification Form around to each of their teacher to be signed and then returned to the Main Office prior to the vacation for the administrator to sign.  Even though the absence may be excused, students are required to make up work missed during that time. Some school work missed, such as class participation or laboratory experiments, does not lend itself to make up. Missing such assignments may also affect a student’s grades. All absences will apply to the school’s attendance policy and may result in the denial of course credit.


    College Visits:

    Juniors and Seniors will be allowed three college visits per school year with no absence charged provided that written notification from a parent has been submitted 24 hours prior to the visit.  Please feel free to email


    Learner’s Permit Attendance Form 

    As of October 1, 2007, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) requires all applicants under the age of 16 to demonstrate an acceptable level of school attendance. Please refer to the MVA Web site or the Maryland State Department of Education’s Web site at for more information and to download the Maryland MVA Learner’s Permit School Attendance Certification form (DL-300). Students may also pick up a form from the attendance office. This change applies to all public, private, and home-schooled students.

    Prior to obtaining a permit, the school must verify the student’s attendance. Please complete only section A (applicant) of the form prior to submitting it to the school for verification. Due to the complexity of the expectations on the school’s part, the attendance cannot be verified on a drop -in basis. We ask parents to allow the school 24 hours to compile the attendance information and complete the form.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation!