In the event your child is coming in late they need to bring a note to the Attendance Office. If they need to go to a doctor appointment or leave early for any reason, or if your child is going on a different bus for the day, please send a note to the Attendance Office.
New York State law states that legal reasons for absence/lateness include ONLY the following, sickness, death in the family, required court appearance, religious observance, military obligation, medical appointments, or approved college visit. A student is considered tardy to class when they are not inside the classroom by the second bell.
Perfect attendance will be determined as those students with no absences,(ie. a field trip is not an absence, a college visit is) no more than 1 legal late arrival, no more than 1 legal early dismissal. Perfect attendance certificates are awarded to eighth graders only.
Questions & Answers
What do I do if my child is late for school?
Write a note explaining the lateness and send it in with your son/daughter.
Should I call the school if my child is absent?
Yes, please call the attendance office at 497-4000 ext. 21521 or 21522.
Does my child need a note to leave school early for a Doctor or Dentist appt. or some other reason?
Yes, please send the child in with the note to the Attendance office in the morning and they will be issued a pass to leave class.
Do I need to enter the building to pick my child up early?
Yes, they are not permitted to leave the building without being signed out.