Report an Absence

School Attendance

There is a high correlation between academic success and school attendance. Prompt, regular attendance has a marked influence on student achievement. Parents are encouraged to schedule vacation days in accordance with the school calendar.

Please make sure your child arrives to school on time. All students are to be at school no later than 7:55am. Any child who enters the building after 8am will be marked late.

When a child is absent:

  • A parent/guardian must call the school  between 7:45am and 9:00am at 1.718.634.2775 to report the absence or can report the absence by clicking here. Please note by clicking here an absence note still needs to be sent in to the child’s homeroom teacher when they return.
  • It is the responsibility of the child to make up assignments, projects and tests missed during any absence. Homework and class materials should be sent home with the child’s homework buddy or another sibling. If this is not possible the work can be requested to be sent down to the office for pick up between 2:30pm and 3:15pm. All work must be completed upon the student’s return.
  • New York State Education law requires a written note to be submitted to the school via the homeroom teacher upon return. Please use the school form distributed at the beginning of the school year to record the dates and reason for the absence. Please note that an unexcused absence will be recorded as illegal on school records.
  • For three or more consecutive days a doctor’s note is required.