Attendance Procedures

Reporting Absences:
To report a student late or absent, parents/guardians must call the main office, preferably between 7:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., at 973-833-8210. Failure to report an absence results in the school attendance officer calling home and/or places of business to determine the whereabouts of a student. Students must arrive by 10:00 a.m. to be eligible fo any extracurricular or interscholastic activity. Those arriving after 11:00 a.m or leaving before 12:00 p.m. will be marked a half day absent.

Early Dismissal Procedures:
If it becomes necessary for a student to leave school early, a note written and signed by a parent/guardian must be brought in to the main office before 8:20 a.m. The note must indicate the reason for leaving early, time of departure, and expected time of return to the school. The only excused reasons for early dismissal are for medical reasons, college visits, religious services, and scheduled court appearances. Confirming notes from the doctor, college, church, or court must be brought to the main office upon the student's return to school. Students without early dismissal notes will not be allowed to sign out unless the parent/guardian comes in personally to pick the student up. All students must sign out in the main office before they leave the building.