HS - Student Attendance Policies & Procedures

  • START TIMES:
    Period 1 begins promptly at 8:12 am.
    Period 2 begins promptly at 9:00 am. (8:54 am on Wednesday)

    REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
    Each time a student is absent, parents/guardians must call the attendance office at 693- 1742. Additionally, the student MUST submit written documentation to the attendance office, signed by their parent or guardian, which explains the reason for the absence, on the day s/he returns to school. If the school is not notified by the parent within 24 hours, the absence will be recorded as a “cut.” 

    REQUESTING EARLY DISMISSAL
    If a student needs to leave school, s/he must provide a written request from her/his parent or guardian stating the reason why permission is requested. Students are NOT to leave campus for any reason (except during lunch periods) without permission. 

    EXCUSABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE
    Sickness
    Sickness or death in family
    Religious holidays
    Dental and medical appointments
    Approved school-sponsored trips
    Visits to colleges 

    OTHER REASONS ARE NOT EXCUSABLE
    To earn course credit, a student must attend each class a minimum of 90% of the time the class meets during the school year. EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES CONTRIBUTE TO THE ATTENDANCE AVERAGE.

MS - Student Attendance Policies & Procedures

  • START TIMES:
    Period 1 begins promptly at 8:12 am.
    Period 2 begins promptly at 9:00 am. (8:54 am on Wednesday)

    REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
    Each time a student is absent, parents/guardians must call the attendance office at 693- 7640 ext. 3039.  Additionally, the student MUST submit written documentation to the attendance office, signed by their parent or guardian, which explains the reason for the absence, on the day s/he returns to school. If the school is not notified by the parent within 24 hours, the absence will be recorded as an unexcused absence.

    REQUESTING EARLY DISMISSAL
    If a student needs to leave school, s/he must provide a written request from her/his parent or guardian stating the reason why permission is requested. Parents must sign their child out at the Middle School Attendance Desk.

    EXCUSABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE
    Sickness
    Sickness or death in family
    Religious holidays
    Dental and medical appointments
    Approved school-sponsored trips

Springhurst Attendance Procedures for Parents

  • START TIMES:
    Kindergarten
    *:  8:20am - 2:40pm
    Primary Grades 1 and 2:  8:20am - 2:40pm
    Intermediate Grades 3, 4, and 5:  8:30am - 3:00pm
    *Kindergarten will have half days during the first two weeks of school (8:20am - 12 noon)

    REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
    Parents/guardians are required to notify the school if their child is going to be absent or late by 8:30 a.m.  Please send an e-mail to springhurstattendance@dfsd.org and your child’s teacher.  If you are unable to send an e-mail, please call the school attendance office at (914) 693-1503 ext. 5.  Please include your child’s name, grade and teacher, as well as the date and reason for absence or lateness.

    REQUESTING EARLY DISMISSAL
    If a student needs to leave school, s/he must provide a written request from her/his parent or guardian stating the reason why permission is requested. Parents must sign their child out at the Springhurst Attendance Desk.

    EXCUSABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE
    Sickness
    Sickness or death in family
    Religious holidays
    Dental and medical appointments
    Approved school-sponsored trips