Attendance Office

   Simoncelli
Mrs. Wendy Simoncelli, Attendance
   

Phone: 349-5250 (Voice Mail on 24/7)

Regular attendance to class is one of the most important aspects of a student’s educational program. This ensures the effectiveness of the learning process and provides for an environment which is conducive to group and individual learning.

Safety: The attendance office will always err on the side of caution when it comes to student attendance. If we are unsure of the validity of a note or phone call, we will contact a parent. Please do not take offense to this as we are merely keeping our students’ best interests at heart.

Absences: A parent/legal guardian must call the Attendance Office each day a student is absent from school, stating specific reason for the absence. Only a parent/legal guardian can call and report the absence.

Late Arrival: A parent/legal guardian must call the Attendance Office if a student is arriving to school late, stating the approximate time and specific reason (please specify type of appointment) for the late arrival. All students arriving at school after first block (8:50 am) must sign in at the Attendance Office before going to class! Otherwise they will stay marked absent unexcused for the classes that they missed.

Early Dismissal: A note from a parent/guardian is required if a student has to be dismissed from school early (please specify type of appointment). Please share the time the student is leaving and the reason for the early dismissal. Notes should come to the Attendance Office prior to the end of 1st block (8:50 a.m.) on the day of the early dismissal so that we may stamp their planner first thing in the morning. This allows the student to leave class and sign out at the Greeter’s Desk at the appropriate time. This process eliminates calling students in class and disrupting instructional time.

Parents/guardians do not need to come into school to sign their students out if they have provided a note for dismissal.

Sick Students: Please remind your children that if they are feeling ill, they need to report to the Health Office. Our nurses will assess the situation and contact parents if they feel the student should go home. Students should not determine on their own, without consulting our school nurses, their ability to stay in school.

Determination of Excused and Unexcused Absences, Tardiness and Early Departures

Based upon the Spencerport Central School’s education and community needs, values and priorities, the School District has determined that absences, tardiness and early departures will be considered excused or unexcused according to the following standards:

a) Excused Absence: An excused absence is an absence, tardiness or early departure due to personal illness, illness or death in the family, religious observance, quarantine, required court appearances, attendance at health clinics, approved college visits (11th & 12th graders only), approved cooperative work programs, military obligations, medical or dental appointments or other such reasons as may be approved by the Board of Education.

b) Unexcused Absence: An unexcused absence is an absence, tardiness or early departure which does not fall into the above categories (e.g., family vacation, babysitting, haircut, obtaining learner's permit, road test, oversleeping) or any absence for which a reason is not provided.