Student Attendance

Reminder: Absences and Tardies

Regular attendance is essential to success in school. Frequent absences disrupt the continuity of the instructional process. Therefore, it is very important that students attend school on a regular basis. State law requires consistent school attendance. If a student misses 20 or more school days per year, grade level promotion may be jeopardized. A student with frequent truancy may be reported to legal authorities. Please remember that a written note or a doctor’s note is required for an absence.
ONLY 2 HANDWRITTEN NOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR.

   You will only have 30 days after the absence to

submit an excuse note.


We realize that there will be instances when your child may be late, but please avoid this whenever possible. Tardiness interrupts your child's instructional time. A note should accompany your child explaining the reason for his/her tardiness. If a student is tardy, he/she must stop at the main office before reporting to the classroom.

Excessive tardiness may result in disciplinary action.

If you know in advance that your child will be absent from school, please notify the teacher and office.

We try to 
work with parents on having students make up the work missed, however, make-up work is no substitute for classroom instruction. Parents may pick up make up work at the end of the school day upon request from teacher. 

 

 

Reminder: 


3 lates = 1 absence

After 3 absences you'll receive a WARNING letter. After 5 absences you'll receive a second WARNING letter. After 10 days or more of absences, you will be court referred.


If you have any questions about your child's attendance, contact the Attendance Officer, Cynthia Crisdon at extension: 45421 or ccrisdon@camden.k12.nj.us