Attendance

  • Parents are responsible for calling the main office, (845) 326-1650, at the start of the day if their child will be absent. All children are required to bring a note from their parents stating the reason for their absence(s) on the day they return to school. If parents anticipate that their child will be absent from school for three (3) or more days, they should contact the guidance office, (845) 326-1648, in order to secure homework assignments.

    Students are expected to arrive at school by 7:20 a.m. every day. Tardiness causes a disruption to the education process. Two or more incidents of tardiness, without a written, acceptable excuse from a parent, may result in after-school detention or other disciplinary action.

    A note is required when a student needs to leave school due to illness or to see a doctor. No child will be released from school unless the person is the parent and/or guardian, or is listed as an emergency contact on the student's Emergency Information Card. All parents and/or guardians, or emergency contact persons must show proper I.D. in order to sign out a student.

    Unauthorized absence from school is considered truancy and will be treated as such. This includes: absence from any class or activity during the school day for which the student is scheduled and any after-school special help session or disciplinary session that a student has been directed to attend. Disciplinary action will be taken in such cases, beginning with notification of parents.

    Please contact the school for a copy of the District attendance policy.