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.