Student Absences

The Board of Education of the Fort Edward Union Free School District recognizes that student attendance in school is an important component of student success. Student interaction with teachers and other students in class helps to enhance the academic learning experience and provides a basis by which students can demonstrate mastery of subject matter.

The following reasons for pupil absences, tardiness, and early departure shall be considered by the Board of Education to be excused:
• Bereavement
• Religious observance
• Required court appearances
• Participation in a school-sponsored activity
• Pre-approved college visits
• Approved cooperative work programs
• Approved military commitments
• Suspensions

When you expect your child will be sick and cannot attend school:
Call the school as early as possible in the morning and inform the office that the child will be absent.
Write and sign a note which the child will submit to the attendance office when he or she returns to school.

If your child becomes sick during the day:
Board policy states that the student should report his or her illness to his or her teacher.
The teacher will sign a pass for the student to proceed to the nurse’s office.
The school nurse will take appropriate action, possibly calling the student’s parent or guardian.