Attendance Policy

In order for the Board of Education to fulfill its responsibility for providing a thorough  and efficient education, the district provides a minimum of 180 days in the school calendar. Cooperation of parents/guardians and pupils is essential to ensure good attendance. The principal will recognize exemplary pupil attendance. 

Parent/Guardian Role 

  1. Alert the school if the absence of a child. The reason for absence should be given. Call 908-315-3051

  2. Send a note or doctor’s statement to the classroom teacher with the child, upon his/her return to school.

Teacher’s Role 

  1. Assist the child with make up work

  2. Communicate with parents/guardians, tutor, etc. al. if the absence is of a long duration 

  3. Collect notes from children who return to school.

Nurse/Secretary’s Role

  1. Genesis system will contact parents if a child is absent from school and we have not been notified. 

  2. Keep the principal and attendance officer informed of parents/guardians who have not been reached. 

Student’s Role

  1. Upon return to school, obtain make up work from the classroom teacher. 

If a pupil is absent from school 18 days or more,  this excessive absence may affect his/her promotion. (BOE policy #5200)