Procedures for Reporting an Absence
To confirm legitimate absences and insure accuracy in record keeping, parents/guardians are to call the school before 7:30 A.M. (973-616-6050) or email Mrs. Dawn Bufardeci (firstname.lastname@example.org) when a student is going to be absent to notify the school of the reason for the absence.
In addition, when the student returns to school, parents/guardians are to fill out the attendance-tardy form (found HERE) indicating the day(s) of the absence as well as the reason and attach any applicable documentation (i.e. doctor’s note). This form is to be turned in to the Main Office. If a call is not received from parents/guardians, the school will call the home or place of business.
Students must be in attendance during the school day to be eligible to participate in after-school or evening activities. A student who arrives at school after 10:43 A.M. or leaves before 11:50 A.M. will be marked absent for the day and will not be eligible to participate in any after school activities for the day. This applies also to single session days (arriving after 10:10 A.M. or leaving before 10:10 A.M.) Students who are absent from school for religious observances, as per the state approved list of religious holidays will not be penalized for those absences; however the parent must call and inform the school of the absence and the reason.
Students who are absent from school are not eligible to participate in or attend after school activities. (Friday attendance counts for Saturday activities.)
The complete Pequannock Township Board of Education policy #5200 regarding school attendance can be located on the district’s website.