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Attendance Policy

Your child’s regular attendance in school is of great importance to his/her educational success. Please understand that New York State Law requires that any student absence, early dismissal, and tardiness must be accounted for with a written excuse from home. When your child returns to school, a written excuse (signed and dated) indicating the reason for the absence is required. Illness, religious observances, and funerals are considered excused absences. Vacations, personal business, or family matters are unexcused absences. If a written excuse is not received, it will be marked as an unexcused absence. All excuses are kept on file at school. We ask all parents to contact the school by 9:30 a.m. to report an absence. Please leave your message on the attendance answering machine at (716) 686-3282. Parents will automatically be notified when their child’s absences and/or late arrivals to school exceed 10, 15, and 20 days respectively, as per Board of Education Policy.