HAMMARSKJOLD UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLATTENDANCE PROCEDURESTELEPHONE: (732) 613-6897IF YOUR CHILD IS TARDY TO SCHOOL:*Students are expected to be in class and seated for the start of class at 9:00am.All late arriving students must report to the Attendance Office to sign in and receive a late slip before reporting to class. Tardy notes from the doctors and professional appointments are always excused. Parent notes are always accepted and reviewed. Students arriving on tardy buses check in at the Attendance Office and are not marked late.IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT:*All ABSENCES must be reported to the HUES Attendance Office by 9:30am on the day the student will miss school, even if your child's teacher(s) or guidance counselor was notified.If you reach the answering machine (accessible 24 hours a day), please leave a message.Clearly State:
- Your name and relationship
- Your child's first and last name (please spell it clearly)
- Grade level
- Date of your child's absence
- Reason for the absence
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF AN ABSENCE IS NOT REPORTED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL.
Absence Notes: When the student returns to school, an absence note must be sent in, regardless of whether the absence was called in or not. The note must be submitted to teh Attendance Office within five(5) school days of the student's return to school or the absence will remain unexecused.
If a physician was seen and a note was provided, please send it in. Otherwise, a signed note from a parent/legal guardian is acceptable and necessary to possibly excuse the absence. Please include the student's full name, grade, dates and reason for the absence. Students may drop off notes in the Attendance Office or parents may email it to the Attendance Office. The email must be received from a parent/guardian email account identified in Genesis.
*Following an absence of three(3) or more days, a physician's note must be submitted.
*Remember: Students must be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours without medication before returning to school.IF YOUR CHILD MUST LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY:*The person picking up the student must be listed on the student's emergency contact in Genesis. The person picking up must bring valid ID to the security desk at the main entrance to have child called down.IF YOU MUST PICK UP NEAR THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY, please be mindful that the dismissal bell rings at 3:35pm. Plan accordingly. It is recommended to pick the student up at 3pm to allow enough time to park, sign in at security and to sign out the student.IF YOUR CHILD LEAVES EARLY AND THEN RETURNS TO SCHOOL AFTER AN APPOINTMENT:The student may enter the school unaccompanied but must check in at the Attendance Office and receive an admission slip before to slip before reporting to class, otherwise the student will remain marked absent. Please have your student bring back a doctor, dentist, court verification, etc. notes to the Attendance Office will be used to excuse the absence.