Parents 21 Pendleton County Schools

Attendance Policy

The Pendleton County School System is charged with the responsibility of providing for the intellectual, social, physical & emotional needs of all students. In order to do this in a manner that reflects equity & consistency, it is imperative that certain policies & procedures be communicated to all parents and students of Pendleton County Schools. 

WV Code 18-8-11 Section (C) For the purposes of this section, "withdrawal" shall be defined as more than ten consecutive or fifteen total unexcused absences during a single year. For the purpose of this section, suspension or expulsion from school or imprisonment in a jail or penitentiary is not a circumstance beyond the control or such a person.

A Note is Required when Returning to School
When a student has been absent for any reason, a note from home is required on the day the student returns to school. This note should include the student's name, grade, date of the note, date (s) of the absence, reasons for the absence, and signature of parent or guardian

Tardiness is defined as any arrival of a student after the time scheduled for classes or school to begin. Student tardiness will be handled according to procedures and/or rules established by each school.


Make-up of School Work Missed During an Absence
Students are allowed the number of days missed plus one in which he/she is responsible to make up all work missed during the absence.

Loss of Driving Privileges Due to Absences
A license or instruction permit to operate a motor vehicle will be denied or revoked from any student younger than eighteen (18) years of age who withdraws from school or incursmore than ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) total unexcused absences during the school year. This student is subject to losing privilege by virtue of West Virginia Code 18-8-11. A student whose driving privilege has been suspended must attend school regularly with less than five (5) unexcused absences in the subsequent semester before applying for reinstatement of driving privileges.

Absence is Excusable for Specific Reasons

  • Failure of the bus to run/hazardous conditions

  • School approved curricular, co-curricular & extracurricular activities

  • Leaves of educational value with prior approval of the school principal not to exceed (5) days

  • Illness of the student as verified by the parent or guardian not to exceed five (5) days per semester. Verification by a physician is required when the absences exceed (3) consecutive days.

  • Homebound Instruction

  • Observances of religious holidays

  • Serious illnesses or death in the immediate family of the student

  • Calamity such as fire in the home or flood

  • Legal obligations with verification

  • Illness or injury of the of the student requiring physician's verification



We are excited to announce that the Middle/High students will be provided the opportunity to eat breakfast & lunch at school at NO COST this school year. PCMHS is participating in a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Parents will not be required to fill out free/reduced meal plan applications this 2019-2020 school year. We do ask that you encourage your children to participate in the breakfast/lunch program to help sustain the CEP initiative.

Please pay your 2018-2019 school year bills at or payments can be made in the front office of the PCMHS. Refunds for positive balance accounts will be made in September.

School Menus, Pricing & CEP Information

Pendleton County Schools are dedicated to providing healthy & nutritious meals for students. Cereal, juice & milk are offered each morning, along with the additional selection. 



  • First breakfast & first lunch is provided at no cost to the students.

  • Second meals for students are $1.00 for breakfast and $2.00 for lunch.

  • Adult/guest meals are $4.00 for breakfast and $5.00 for lunch.

For more information, contact Emmy Champ at 304-358-7072 ext. 1 or by email.

Child Nutrition Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.


To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

FAX: (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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Pendleton County Schools

PO Box 888 | 58 Walnut Street 

Franklin, WV 26807

Phone: (304)358-2207

FAX: (304) 358-2936


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