Coming to school every day is very important to learning. It’s important that you get plenty of sleep each night, eat a good breakfast, and stay healthy. It’s also important for you to get to school on time each day. Mornings can be very busy times for many families, so you might want to organize your school things before you go to bed each night. This might save some time and frustration in the morning! Finally, you need to cooperate at home each morning so you can be ready to leave for school when your bus arrives or your parent is ready to drive you to school.
If you are absent, a parent or guardian needs to call the School Nurse at (203) 264‐6811 before school starts. A message can be left on the answering machine if the nurse isn’t in her office. This is important so your absence can be recorded as an excused absence. If you are going to be absent for 3 days or more, the nurse needs a written note.
You are expected to make up all work missed during your absence. You should check with your teachers on the day you come back to school to find out what work is to be made up. You can read more about work you missed in the "Makeup Work Guidelines" section of this handbook.
State law requires the school district to inform Juvenile Authorities whenever a child has had four (4) unexcused absences in a month, or ten (10) or more unexcused absences in the course of a year.