Please click on the appropriate link(s) below to fill out the required attendance form:

Early Release Form (Click Here)
Reporting Absence Form (Click Here)

Attendance Matters. What you can do do help:

  • Know Kellam High School’s Attendance policy and procedures: click on the quick links above to access the attendance forms.
  •  School Board Polices and Procedures

  • Encourage your student’s attendance and inform them of the impact it makes for a successful academic year.

  • Communicate with your student’s Administrator, School Counselor or Teacher if you notice sudden changes in behavior or have issues that can potentially cause attendance issues.

  • Check on your student’s attendance periodically. To access your student’s attendance profile, log into Parent Portal or ParentVue Mobile App.

  • Provide parent verification of absences, by completing the electronic Kellam Absence Form at the top of the page to prevent Unverified Absences (UNV).

  • Please contact the Attendance Office if you have any questions at 648-5105 or email [email protected] 

Reporting Absences

Reporting Absences due to COVID or COVID Exposure– Please contact School Nurse and Attendance

Please verify student’s absence by filling out Reporting Absence Form or sending an email to [email protected] with the following information:

Student's Full Name
Student ID #
Date(s) of Absence
Block(s) of Absence/All Day
Reason for the absence(s)

Early Release Procedures

Students may not leave campus for any reason without an off-campus authorization. Off-campus requests must be requested through the Early Release Form. All requests submitted prior to 7:20 am will be verified with a parent or guardian prior to release by the student by phone call or the email on file.  Any requests after 7:20 am for those students who drive themselves must be done by obtaining authorization directly through an Administrator.   Parents/Guardians signing students out for Early Release must present proof of identity such as a valid driver's license at the Front Security Desk. Students will not be released via phone call requests or via email request.


All students who leave early are required to sign out at the Front Security Desk using the QR code located at the front desk before they leave the school building.

We cannot release a student from class prior to the arrival of the authorized adult as they must go through proper release format.

Authorized adults other than parent or custodial guardian must be on the student’s emergency contact list. To add an adult to this list, please call 648-5111. Authorized adults must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student at Kellam High School.

If a student is caught out of class or off-campus without authorization, they will be referred to an Administrator.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Kellam and VBCPS Attendance Policies