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Absenteeism/Absence Verification

In the event of non-attendance, it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the attendance office on the morning of the child’s absence.  Unless legitimate prior notice has been given, the attendance office will contact a student’s parent/guardian to verify the absence.  Upon the student’s return to school, the parent/guardian must supply a note indicating the date(s) and reason(s) for the absence.  Any student who returns to school with a medical note following an illness/injury must report to the attendance office.  All medical notes must be received by the attendance office within two (2) weeks of the date of absence in order to be excused.  Please note that every 3 lates to the same class equates to an absence in that class.


Considerations for excused absences:
  •   School sponsored activities (field trips, meetings, testing)
  •   Religious holidays (as defined by NJ Dept. of Education) and require a note from parent/guardian
  •   Suspensions
  •   Home Instruction
  •   Death in Family (approval of Principal or designee)
  •   Educational opportunities (approval of Principal or designee)
  •   College visitations:  3 days for juniors and seniors.  You must have proof of visit from college admissions or registrar's office.
  •   Driving Test

 Students are not permitted to take driving lessons during the school day.