Daily attendance is required of all students. New York State law requires that every child of school age attend school if s/he is mentally and physically able. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) (guardian) to see that their child is in daily attendance and punctual.

If your child is ill or must be absent, please call 694-7694 before 8:45 a.m. Follow the directions on the answering machine and leave the appropriate information. If you do not report your child’s absence, the school nurse will call you. By calling you, we know your child is safe at home.

On the day your child returns to school after an absence, the child must bring a written excuse that contains the following information:

Child’s Name

Date (s) child was absent

Reason for Absence

Parent’s Signature

Teacher name and room number

Students who are tardy (arrive after 8:30 a.m.) must report to the office. You will be asked to write an excuse for the tardiness. IMPORTANT: Your child should come to school late rather than not at all.

  • A sample of an absence or tardy excuse:

    September 13, 200_

    Dear Mrs. (teacher name)__________,

    Joe Student was absent (tardy) from school (Room ______) on September 12, 200_, due to a cold.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Parent