Early dismissals are discouraged. However, the school will honor medical/dental appointments and extreme emergencies. To arrange for early dismissal, a parent must write a note to the Attendance Office specifying the date, time, and reason for the request. Students are responsible for bringing the note to the Attendance Office the morning of their early dismissal. The student will then be given a pass to come to the Attendance Office at the designated time of departure. There may be times when a parent must make an appointment with the doctor during the current school day, but please make sure the child is aware that a parent will be calling for an appointment. It is the student’s responsibility to then check with the Attendance Office (in between classes) to see if the parent has called with the dismissal time. The Attendance Office will follow up by contacting the parent to verify the early dismissal. If the parent cannot be reached to verify the early dismissal, the student could be refused permission to leave. When picking up a student, the parent must come to the attendance office to meet the child and sign the early dismissal book. Students will be allowed to leave with another parent if a note is presented to the administration and parental approval is confirmed.
• Class cannot be disrupted to call students down to Attendance. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in a unnecessary delay picking up your child.
• It is against New Jersey State statute to use cell phones during the school day, so we remind students and parents that either the nurse or the Attendance Office staff will allow students to make calls on office phones to their parents.
• Students who leave school without administrative or parental permission will be considered truant and dealt with severely. Parents will be notified.