Good attendance is important for a student to do well, and a missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. 

Find out more about the NY Department of Education's rules for attendance.

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What to Do When Your Child is Absent

If your child absent from school, you must do the following: 

    1. Send an email to and copy your child's teacher. (Nobody else needs to be copied on the email.)
    2. When your child returns to school, submit a paper note that includes an explanation of absence.
    3. If you child is absent for three or more days, a doctor's note is required.

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