Reporting Your Child's Absence From School
For Markham Place Students:
Please call 732-741-7112, Ext. 3500 by 8:30 am to report your child's absence. Students should check the website for assignments missed due to absences. If your child will be late to school, please call the main office by 8:30 am.
For Point Road Students:
All student absences MUST be reported.
The Little Silver Board of Education requires that the pupils enrolled in the schools of this district attend school regularly in accordance with the laws of the State. The educational program offered by this district is predicated upon the presence of the pupil and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. Students must be present a minimum of four (4) hours in order to receive credit for the day. Attendance and punctuality shall be required of all students enrolled in the schools during the days and hours that the school is in session. For their safety, children should not be permitted to arrive at school more than 15 minutes before opening school times. There is no supervision of children who arrive before 7:50 AM. In order for a student to attend extra-curricular activities or participate in sporting events, they must be in school on that date. A report card will record the number of times the pupil was absent and tardy for each month.
Board Policy 5200, Attendance, has defined “excused” and “unexcused” absences:
Please call the attendance mailbox (732-741-4022; select option #2-report an absence ) or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a note or email PRIOR to the absence. Please be aware that unreported absences are considered unexcused counting toward truancy. Please include the child’s name, grade and teacher, reason for absence, and expected duration. Doctor, dentist, and other necessary appointments should be made after school hours whenever possible.
Excused absences are only Religious Holiday, and Take your Child to Work Day.
Students On Vacation
It is expected that parents will make every effort not to schedule vacations during the school year to avoid interrupting their child’s educational program. Missing school because of a vacation is not a recognized legal absence and teachers are not required to prepare work for students. Students who do miss school will be allowed up to but no more than 5 days to make up work when they return. These students may want to take their books with them and/or contact a friend or the school website for assignments.