Attendance

  • One of the greatest indicators for success in school is good attendance. We have put the following attendance procedure in place to make sure students are in school every day. The New York State Education Department defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10% of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused. Chronic absenteeism is a primary cause of low academic achievement and is a predictor of future academic struggle. Please call to report your child's reason for absence to our school nurse at 315-587-2900. 

    Level

        %  Absent

    Intervention

    1

    5%

    Member of School Attendance Team to contact parent/guardian. 

    2

    8%

    Letter sent home including the attendance ladder & current student attendance record. 

    3

    10%

    Action Plan completed with member of Attendance Team and student. Parent/guardian contacted, Action Plan will be mailed home. Home visit may occur at this step. 

    4

    15%

    Meeting with parent/guardian with member of Attendance Team to review attendance guidelines and possible referrals to outside agencies, including Child Protective Services. 

    5

    20%

    Possible referral to county agencies, including Child Protective Services, PINS/or FACT for assistance.

     

    MONTH

    Total days in school per month

    5%

    8%

    10%

    15%

    20%

    TOTAL

    Number of days in school

    September – 19

    1

    2

    2

    3

    4

    19

    October – 20

    2

    3

    4

    6

    8

    39

    November – 18

    3

    5

    6

    9

    11

    57

    December – 16

    4

    6

    7

    11

    15

    73

    January – 20

    5

    7

    9

    14

    19

    93

    February – 15

    5

    9

    11

    16

    22

    108

    March – 20

    6

    10

    13

    19

    26

    128

    April – 16

    7

    12

    14

    22

    29

    144

    May – 22

    8

    13

    17

    25

    33

    166

    June – 15

    9

    14

    18

    27

    36

    181