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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030

Taft Policies and Procedures

School Attendance

Health/Attendance Office
ext. 22531/22532

If your child is sick or absent from school please remember to send in a note, e-mail or call the Health Office stating the reason for the absence. However, it is not necessary to send in a note if you have already notified the Health Office via phone call or e-mail.

If absent for 3 or more days , please call the Health Office to report the nature of the absence.

Requests for homework must be made prior to 10:30 AM to allow time for the teacher to gather the work. All work will be available for pick up in the office after 1:30 PM. You may also have the work sent home with another student.  

Your child needs to be at school by 9:00 AM. Students who arrive after 9:00 AM will be considered late and marked tardy. Students will be directed to the Health Office for a late pass.

Thank you for your continued support in this area.

School Safety
Visitors are required to report to the security desk when visiting our school. ALL visitors must sign our visitor's log and wear a visitor's badge while in the school. Please make sure to sign out when you are leaving the building.  
  • Supervision is not provided for students before 8:50 AM or after 3:15 PM
  • Please do not drop your child off before 8:50 AM unless he/she is participating in our breakfast program or a before school program or club 

**We reserve the right to ask for ID at any time**

Bus Passes
 Please send a note to your child's teacher on the day he/she will be going on another bus at dismissal. Please make sure to include the following information in the note: 
  • Date your child is to take that bus home
  • Teacher's name
  • Your child's first AND last name
  • Bus route # your child is to take
  • Name of the student your son/daughter is going home with
  • Only put "home" if your child is going to your home
Student Pick Up Procedure
Please send a note to your child's teacher on the day you plan on picking up your son/daughter. Please include the following information in the note:
  • Date and teacher's name
  • Your son/daughter's first AND last name
  • First and last name of the person picking up your child - ID will be required *We still require a note even if the person is on the child's emergency contact list*
  • Time the child is being picked up
  • If it is an early pickup, please indicate if your child will be returning to school
Students that are being picked up at dismissal time will be released as "walkers" and dismissed at 2:55pm through the lower wing side door. If an emergency arises and you need to pick up your child during normal school hours, you will enter through the front doors and sign your child out at our security desk. Please be prepared to show a photo ID.
Main Office Drop-off

When dropping off items such as lunches, homework, projects, book bags, party treats, etc., please make sure to clearly mark the item with:    

  • Your son/daughter's name
  • Teacher's name

 All items should be dropped off in the Main Office with one of the secretaries.

Cafeteria Information
When you send in a check to be deposited to your child's account:
  • Put your child's name on the check
  • The check should be made payable to the Taft Cafeteria
  • If a child would like to buy snacks from their account, a note from their parent/guardian must accompany the check stating so.
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52 West Main Street Washingtonville, NY 10992  |  Phone: 845.497.4000  |  Fax: 845.497.4030
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