Attendance Office: Room 200
Attendance Secretary: Georgiana Paril
Attendance Office Phone #: 908-204-2585 X200
Attendance Office FAX #: 908-552-7397
Absence from School
Notification must be made prior to 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the absence (do NOT call the Nurse/Health Office) by the Parent/Guardian.
Attendance notification is available via Genesis or phone. The process is simple and easy. It can be done in advance and for multiple days.
If there is no answer, leave a message on the voicemail. Please spell your child’s name and indicate grade and the reason for the absence.
If the student has seen a physician for any reason relating to the absence, they they must bring the note to the Attendance Office following the absence. After processing attendance records, these notes will then be forwarded to the Health Office for their recordkeeping.
Tardy to School
Students who are tardy must go directly to the Attendance Office to sign in. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary consequences.
A tardy will be considered “excused” in the case of a religious observance, medical appointment, or personal illness documented by a parent note/phone call or a physician’s note if applicable.
If a student misses more than 10 minutes of a class, it is considered a chargeable absence, regardless if the tardy is excused or unexcused.
If a student is tardy to school unexcused 5 or more times per marking period, they may receive disciplinary consequences, including detention.
Notes are required for all early dismissals and will be phone verified by the Attendance Office.
In order to process these requests in a timely manner, it is preferable for the parent to leave a message on the voicemail of the Attendance Office prior to the start of the school day confirming the student’s name, grade, reason for and time of early dismissal. To avoid confusion, please be sure to spell your child’s name. Parents should indicate on the note that they have left a message in order to avoid unnecessary phone calls from the Attendance Office or submit the information via the parent portal in Genesis.
If a message is not left for the Attendance Office, the written parent note must contain the phone number(s) where confirmation can be made.
The student must visit the Attendance Office to acquire the early dismissal pass to show their teacher in order to leave the classroom prior to leaving school.
In the event of illness, students must go to the Health Office who will contact a parent if a dismissal is deemed necessary. Students should not contact parents directly for a dismissal.
Unconfirmed requests will not be honored.
Late to Class
An unauthorized late to class in excess of ten minutes may be recorded as both a chargeable absence and may result in a loss of credit. Frequent lateness may result in disciplinary consequences.
Class Cutting and Truancy
The grade level administrator will contact parents appropriate and progressive combinations of consequences, education and incentives will be applied as necessary.
Under no circumstances are students to assume that the teacher/substitute will not appear for class if the teacher/substitute is not present when class is to begin. After ten minutes, a member of the class should report to the Main Office to inform the administration while the rest of the class remains in the room. Students who leave without following this procedure will receive a cut.
Students are encouraged to schedule personal and medical appointments after school or on weekends because of the possible withdrawal of course credit due to excessive absences from class.
STUDENTS WHO LEAVE SCHOOL WITHOUT A PASS FROM THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE WILL BE REFERRED TO AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION.