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.

If a pupil is absent from school 20 days or more, this excessive absence may affect his/her promotion (Board of Education Policy #5200)

Roles and Responsibilities

Parent's Role

  1. Alert school of the absence of a child.  The reason for the absence should be given.  Call (908) 352-7664 ext. 2400

  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, tutor, etc. al. if the absence is of a long duration

  3. Collect notes from children who return to school.

Nurse/Administrative Assistant'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 who have not been reached.

Student's Role

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