Student Attendance

Excused Absences, Tardies and Early Departures

  • Personal illness

  • Illness or death in the family

  • Authorized visits to college

  • Course related job interviews, cooperative work programs and approved career exploration

  • Military obligations

  • Medical health clinic appointments

  • Religious observances

  • Required court appearances

  • Weather conditions or impassable roads that prevent travel

  • Reasons approved by the NYS Commissioner of Education or Board of Education

  • Quarantine

    • Approved curriculum related absences i.e., Band lessons, assemblies, SCO appts.

Unexcused Absences/Lateness:

Examples of unexcused absence or lateness to school include, but are not limited to:

  • Family vacation

  • Hunting

  • Babysitting

  • Haircut

  • Oversleeping

  • Missed bus

  • Private instruction