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    ATTENDANCE

     


    Student Absences
    School achievement begins with regular attendance. Parents/guardians must ensure that all school-aged children in their care are in school on time daily.

    When a child is unable to attend school, please call the Attendance Line at (908) 284-7636, menu option #1 as soon as it is known that your child will be absent and leave the following information: Student’s name, Teacher’s name, Date of absence, Reason for absence.

    When a student has accumulated ten (10) days absent, a letter will be sent home. When a student has accumulated fifteen (15) days absent, a second letter will be sent home. When a student has accumulated twenty (20) days absent, a letter will be sent home explaining that the student risks retention at his/her grade level. When a student has accumulated thirty (30) days absent, the student shall be retained unless extenuating circumstances exist. It is hoped that through communicating and working together, the parent/guardian, student and the school will be able to develop and implement effective strategies that will result in improved student attendance and academic achievement.

    Three (3) tardy days and/or early dismissal days will equivalent to 1 day absent. Absences and/or early dismissals for illness, doctor’s visits, religious holidays, etc. are excused absences. A written note is required upon the student’s return to school (all notes need to include your child’s full name and grade). Absences and/or early dismissals for after-school activities, family vacations, etc. are unexcused absences.

    Student Tardiness
    Students in Grades 1-4 will be marked tardy when arriving to school between 9:00am and 10:59am. Students in AM Kindergarten will be marked tardy when arriving to school between 9:00am and 9:59am. Students in PM Kindergarten will be marked tardy when arriving to school between 12:50pm and 1:49pm. A student who arrives late to school must report to the main office where his/her time of arrival will be recorded and a late pass will be issued.

    Early Student Dismissal
    Students in Grades 1-4 will be marked as an early dismissal when leaving school between 1:30pm and 3:10pm. Students in AM Kindergarten will be marked as an early dismissal when leaving school between 10:31am and 11:30am. Students in PM Kindergarten will be marked as an early dismissal when leaving school between 2:11pm and 3:10pm.

     

     

     
Last Modified on August 21, 2019