The Board of Education requires the pupils enrolled in the schools of this district attend school regularly in accordance with the laws of the State.
Reporting an absence in Middle School:
(856) 467-3300, press 2 (please leave message: your name, child’s name, grade level and reason for absence).
**Outbound voice message will be sent for all absent students, please disregard if you have reported child absent.**
Attendance letters are automatically generated:
1st letter – student is at 5 unexcused absences
2nd letter – student is at 8 unexcused absences
3rd letter (certified) – student reaches 12 and over unexcused absences
**Excused absence (full day, late or early dismissal) – must provide physician note.**
**Please refer to student handbook for Attendance policy, Vacation-unexcused absence and Religious Holidays-excused absence, follow the link.**
Arrival – Students are not allowed in the building before 7:10 a.m. Please do not drop your child off at school prior to 7:10 a.m. Students who must be transported to school by their parents/guardians and arrive prior to 7:28 a.m. are to report directly to the gymnasium or cafeteria. All students should be present and seated in their homerooms by 7:28 a.m.
Late Arrival – Students must report to attendance office to sign-in and receive late pass. Any students arriving close to the start of homeroom (approx. 7:28 a.m.) must report directly to attendance office.
Homeroom – Homeroom is very important in that legal attendance is taken for the day and general announcements are made during this time.
Early Dismissal – Parents will be asked to show identification prior to picking up their child. If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up a child, written documentation is required.
Vacation – Please be advised that vacation taken while school is in session will be considered as unexcused. However, if the vacation is unavoidable, the student is required to obtain work from his/her teachers. The student must follow the steps below:
- At least one week prior to vacation come to the attendance office with parent/guardian written notice and pick-up vacation form.
- Take vacation form to each teacher to obtain work. Teachers will initial off on form to confirm talking with student. Work given to the student prior to the vacation must be completed upon returning to school or arrangements made with teachers prior to leaving.
- Promptly return vacation form to attendance office once all teachers have initialed.
A copy of the completed vacation form will be given to the student to take home. The time lost will count toward the eight (8) unexcused absences.
Any student who loses their Good Student Standing three or more times, and/or exceeds 8 unexcused absences will not be eligible to attend a field trip. Ineligible students will stay back from the trip and participate in an alternate activity during the regular school day.