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Information About District Attendance Policy - IMPORTANT

Just an important reminder regarding important procedures for when your child is absent --- 

In the event of an absence, please remember to call the attendance line that morning/day to inform the nurse of your child's absence along with the reason behind it.  You can do so by calling 732-786-2780 (then hit prompt 2). 

We also encourage you to take advantage of a new way to document your child's absence.  New for the 2019-2020 school year, parents are able to notify the attendance office of a student absence from the Genesis parent portal. Please review these instructions and log onto the parent portal.

Please remember that for the first five absences, a phone call to the nurse, note in Genesis, parent note or doctor's note will suffice to document the absence as Unexcused-Non-Truant.

However, any absence after five absences does require a doctor's note or will be considered Unexcused-Truant. 

At ten Unexcused-Truant absences, the district may put in a referral to the local municipal court. A conference will also be scheduled with the principal and truant officer. 

Please be advised that family trips or vacations are considered Unexcused-Truant.

Per district policy, a pupil must be in attendance for 165 or more school days in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements of the grade/course of which he/she is assigned.  If a child accumulates more than 15 days absent, an attendance review conference will be scheduled with you to discuss promotion and/or retention. 

Just a reminder that if your child is late or tardy, you will receive an automated phone call from the school at approximately 10:50 AM on that day notifying you of such.

A child is considered tardy after arriving at school at 9:30 AM. 

Click HERE to access the policy.

Please review this letter (click HERE) from Dr. Marciante which was sent out during the 18-19 school year. 

Click HERE for clarification about the language of the policy. 

We look forward to a great year, and we appreciate your support and cooperation. 

 

Respectfully,

Jodi Pepchinski

Principal