Attendance & Absence Reporting

Attendance & Absence Reporting

Regular school attendance is fundamental for a student’s academic success and personal growth. Students who attend school regularly are more likely to learn the material, participate in class discussions, and complete assignments.

Excessive absences may impact a student's academic standing and eligibility for certain extracurricular activities. We encourage parents/guardians to prioritize regular attendance to ensure their child's academic progress and overall well-being.

Absence Reporting: If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason please call the school at 617-984-8723 (select option 6 from the main menu) or email our school secretary at [email protected] in the morning to report it. If we do not receive a call from you the attendance clerk will try to call a parent/guardian at home or the workplace. If no contact is made your child may be considered truant.

In order for an absence to be considered excused, we must receive a note from a medical provider with a reason for the absence and the date or dates that should be excused.

Dismissals: If you know ahead of time that your child is to be dismissed from school, please send in a note with your child indicating the time and general reason.

Tardiness: If your child is going to be late to school, a parental note is required explaining the tardiness. It is also expected that you indicate the time you expect your child to arrive at school. If a student enters school between 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. without a note he/she will be admitted to school and a note must be sent to school the next day. Students whose tardiness is unexcused may be kept after school. Students who are repeatedly tardy to school may have a suspension hearing with their parent/guardian.