Attendance Guidelines

 

Attendance Makes a Difference

Make each day count! Attending School regularly starts a great habit and leads to school success. Whether excused or unexcused, just missing 2 days a month can effect your student(s) learning. 
 
Students
• Get Good Rest
• Set Your Alarm Clock
• Prepare the Night Before
• Set a Morning Routine
 
Parents/Guardians
• Prepare the Night Before
• Set a Regular Bedtime and Morning Routine
• Encourage Your Child About the Importance of School
• Be Involved at the School

If your child is sick, call the school with a reason for the absence. After 9 absences, a student can ONLY be excused with a doctor's note.

 

Absence call out number 203-407-2020 (option 8)

Attendance Policy

Hybrid Learners


  • Hybrid Learners are expected to be physically present in school 4 days each week.
  • Hybrid Learners CANNOT stay at home and “distance learn” on in-person days and get credit for being present.  (Even if they log into the google classroom and live-stream lessons.)  
  • Hybrid Learners must also participate in distance learning one day per week - the “learn at home” day. 
  • If they do not participate, they will be marked absent.  In order to get credit for being present, they must:
    • Log into classes for live-streamed lessons and complete assignments including Dreambox, Lexia and/or Imagine Learning and Epic.  Students must log into lessons and complete work equal to at least a ½ day of school (3.25 hours).  
    • Students in grades K-8 who cannot log into classes at the prescribed time may instead watch the recorded lessons later the same day and respond to an exit ticket; they are still expected to complete the online programs (Dreambox, Lexia and/or Imagine Learning and Epic).  

Distance Learners

  • Distance Learners learn from home 5 days each week.
  • Parents/guardians who chose the Distance Learning option for their child should continue to report absences due to illness or death in the family.  In addition, if the student cannot be present for learning due to a lack of Internet access or the Chromebook not working properly, the parent/guardian should contact the school to report the problem.   
  • In order for Distance Learning students to be considered present, they must:
    • Log into classes for live-streamed lessons and complete assignments including Dreambox, Lexia and/or Imagine Learning and Epic.  Students must log into lessons and complete work equal to at least a ½ day of school (3.25 hours).  
    • Students in grades K-8 who cannot log into classes at the prescribed time may instead watch the recorded lessons later the same day and respond to an exit ticket; they are still expected to complete the online programs (Dreambox, Lexia and/or Imagine Learning and Epic).