Regular school attendance is a major component of academic success. Any absence from class is therefore detrimental to the learning process. The attendance policy is intended to encourage full attendance by students and limit the level of absences, tardiness, and early departures (ATEDs) from school. Excused ATEDs are defined as absences, tardiness, and early departure from class or school due to personal illness, death in the immediate family, approved family emergency, religious observance, required court appearances, medical appointments, approved college visits, and approved school activities. All other ATEDs are considered unexcused absences. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school office within 24 hours of the reason for the ATED and to provide a written excuse upon the student’s return to school. If after three school days the school has not been notified to the contrary, the absence will be considered unexcused.
ATTENDANCE OFFICE – TELEPHONE NUMBERS Floral Park Memorial 488-9351
A student, who has more than twelve (12) absences in a semester course, or twenty four (24) absences in a full year course, will receive no credit for that course. Being late to class three (3) times is the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students with too many absences may appeal the loss of credit to the building principal. A copy of the attendance policy is available in each school. John Savarese Attendance Assistant