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    Get Ready to Stuff the Bus!

    Our kick-off assembly will be Thursday, Oct. 12.  Please consider a donation of new books and pajamas for this program.  More information will be provided in the coming weeks! Click here for more information about this organization: Pajama Program.

    Colonial Elementary School
  • New Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Cheryl H. Champ

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    Colonial Elementary School
  • K-12 Early Release & Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Wednesday, March 8: K-5 12:00pm dismissal 

    Parent/Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30

    Thursday, March 9: K-5 12:00pm dismissal

    Parent/Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30; 5:30-8:30

     

     

    Colonial Elementary School

ATTENDANCE, LATENESS & ILLEGAL ABSENCE

ATTENDANCE, LATENESS & ILLEGAL ABSENCE

 
Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. Persistent absenteeism creates a genuine hardship for a student and is a serious problem.

New York State law defines the following conditions as legal absences: sickness of child; death in family; poor weather, making travel unsafe; religious observance; quarantine; and health treatment.

Parents are requested to call the school if a child is to be absent. Upon return to school a child must present a written explanation from a parent stating the reason for the absence.  (914) 738-2680. 

Children are expected to be in school on time (8:25 a.m./1:00 p.m.). Specials will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Those arriving after these times are to report to the office and are considered Tardy. Chronic lateness will not be tolerated and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

If a child must be excused from school early, a note must be sent to the principal in advance explaining the reason. For safety, the school will dismiss children only to the custody of their parents, or to a person authorized by the parent and known to the school authorities who will sign the child out in the office. Under no circumstances may a child leave the school alone.