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Absence and Tardiness

Absence and Tardiness
If your child will be absent, please call 617.349.6575 and either leave a message on the answering machine (before school hours) or speak with the school secretary. All absent calls need to be made by 9:15AM. Please note that you must notify the main office of your child's absence, even if you have also notified their teacher directly. Please leave the following information:

  • Student name
  • Teacher
  • Grade
  • Room #
  • Day and date of absence

Students should bring a note explaining the reason for the absence upon returning to school. A child arriving after 8:25AM is considered tardy and must report to the Principal's Office.

Please note: If students come into the building and morning announcements are in process, the student must sign in at the Main Office as they are TARDY.

What happens if you fail to call or do not sign in as tardy?
Often times families have called and informed the classroom teacher, we have had some “crossed wires” with this, if the teacher is absent often the office does not get the message. If you enter and hear the announcements, attendance has been already taken and your child is marked absent.  

Both of these situations lead to the office entering your child as an unexcused absence, generating an automated call to parent/guardians.

If you are dismissing your child early from school: Please send in a note to the teacher in the morning. Upon pick up you must report to the Main Office and sign your child out. The office will call the classroom and have your child come to the office.

Snow Days
If the School Department declares a snow day, it will announce that decision to the major news outlets. Check with local television and radio stations for an announcement. A message announcing a snow day will also be displayed on Cable channel 36. Each declared snow day will extend the end of school an additional day beyond the last scheduled day of school.