Excused (legal) absences and tardies from school consist of illness, court appearance, doctor's appointment, death in family, religious observance.
Unexcused (illegal) absences and tardies consist of any other reason a child is out of school while school is in session.
When a child misses school for legal or illegal reasons, it is considered a day of absence.
Your child's consistent presence at school is essential to provide effective instruction. Children missing school due to illness is inevitable, however, please make every effort to plan appointments and family events around the school calendar.
Please note; New York State attendance laws require a written excuse each time a student is late or absent from school.