Attendance & Punctuality
Excused (legal) absences from school consist of:
Illness, Court appearance, Doctor's Appointment, Death in Family, Religious Observance.
Unexcused (illegal) absences consist of any other
reason a child is out of school while school is in session. Family
vacations are unexcused (illegal) absences.
When a child misses school for legal or illegal reasons, it is considred a day of absence.
Your child's consistent presence in school is
essential in order to provide effective instruction. Children missing
school due to illness is inevitable,however, please make every effort to
plan doctor/dentist appointments, family events, and vacations around
the school calendar.
If your child is sick and will not be attending
school, please call 472-7850 ext 20, at any time, to report the absence.
Your will be asked to provide the child's name, grade, teacher's name
and reason for the absence.
Please note: New York State attendance laws
require a written excuse each time a student is late or absent from
school. Please include child's name, grade teacher, date(s) and reason
Children are welcome to celebrate birthdays with
their classmates in school. Parents are asked to bring labeled birthday
goodies to the office. The district's Wellness Policy does not allow
homebaked goods to be served in school. Due to several children with
allergies (nuts, chocolate, dairy, etc.) please be certain to consult
with your child's teacher prior to sending in any treats. PLEASE NOTE:
School policy prohibits the distribution of party invitations in school
or on school grounds.
Report cards are issued at the end of each marking
period during the school year. Please refer to the school calendar for
Lost & Found
To minimize the loss of clothing and personal
belongings, all items brought to school should be labeled with the
child's name and class. Lost and found items are placed in a large bin
located inside the west side entrance. Items remaining in the bin at the
end of the school year are donated to charity.
Students may purchase lunch for $2.85. Milk is
sold for $0.40. Sending exact change is extremely helpful. Please
consider sending lunch money in a small self sealing plastic bag or
envelope, especially in primary grades.
Homework is considered an integral part of your
child's education. The amount, nature and duration of assignments will
vary by grade. Board of Education policy/district guidelines regarding
Grades K-3 No more than one hour
Grades 4-5 No more than two hours
Homework assignments during a child's illness are
available through the main office after the second day of illness and
after 3:30. Many teachers arrange homework buddies at the beginning of
the year which are helpful in the event of a brief half and/or one day
absence. In the event of serious illness or accident, a student may be
elgible for home instruction, if absence will exceed two weeks. A
doctor's note is required. Please contact the school nurse or Mrs. Vann
with any questions.