Attendance Office

Welcome to the Attendance Office

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with policies and procedures in respect to a students absence, early release and tardiness.



Mrs. Whitmore

Attendance Secretary

(315) 338-5200


Healthy habits support strong attendance

Your family habits greatly influence your child's attendance and readiness to learn. Remember, your child can't learn properly if she's not in school. Nor can she learn if she's too groggy to concentrate.

Your child will start the school year right, and continue on a strong path, if you commit to the following routines:

  • Meals. Your child will benefit from healthy food such as whole grains, produce and lean protein. Eat at least one meal a day as a family. Encourage breakfast, even if it is a piece of toast in one hand and a banana in the other as she runs out the door.
  • Exercise. A strong body, fueled by regular activity, helps your child stay alert in school during the day.
  • A good night's sleep. A routine that includes a set bedtime-- one that allows about nine hours of sleep--is critical for getting your preteen up and out the door to school on time.

Reprinted with permission from the September 2009 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2009 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc. Source: Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D., The Positive Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful Children, Birth-Adolescence, ISBN: 978-0-8077-4808-4 (Dually published by Teachers College Press and the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring,,


Poor attendance and/or poor behavior may be referred over to the Initial Response Team (IRT). The IRT team is a group of teachers, your child's school counselor, social workers(s), administrators and other appropriate school personnel. The IRT will address concerns about academic performance, attendance issues, emotional, social or behavior problems. Parents as well as school personnel may make referrals to the IRT.

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