Unless a child is sick, students are expected to be in school every day. Attendance is taken during homeroom promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be considered tardy. Unless a parent/guardian contacts the office the tardy will be unexcused. Unexcused and unjustified absences are taken seriously and will result in a required conference with the student, team leader, teacher and parent. Detention and/or other disciplinary action may be taken. Excessive absences accumulating to thirty-five (35) days or more could result in retention.
Because we are concerned for the welfare and safety of our students, we ask parents to call the Middle School office at 508-376-7014 BEFORE 8:00 a.m. to register their child's absence or reason for being late. Our office will contact parents who have not called in during the morning hours.
A parent or guardian of an absentee should send a note to the office stating the reason for the absence. When a student has been absent from school for five days or more due to illness, a certificate of good health from a physician must be given to the school nurse. The school also requires such certification for any contagious or infectious disease regardless of the duration.
If absent, it is the student's responsibility to report to each subject teacher upon return and arrange to make up work missed. Students have the right to assignment extensions equal to the amount of time absent.
CALLING SCHOOL FOR ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments may be obtained by calling fellow students, or if absent for more than two days, by telephoning the office and making arrangements to have the team leader collect make-up work for the absent pupil. Such requests must be received by 9:00 a.m. to ensure that all work can be collected. Requests made after 9:00 am. may require a 24-hour time span to collect appropriate materials. We feel that students who are ill should make up work at school when they return and are feeling better.
MESSAGES FOR CHILDREN
To leave a message for your child, please call the office. Emergency situations are always dealt with immediately. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR TEXT YOUR CHILD ON A CELL PHONE. Thank you for assisting us with this policy.