Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if my child is absent?
In the event your child is absent, you can call First Alert. The number is 349-4753. We ask that you call this number by on the day your child is absent. Please leave your message on the answering machine. The machine will also be put on each afternoon at the close of the school day. If you notify the school that your child will be absent for more than one day, a notation will be made on the record, and you will not be expected to call on a daily basis.
Upon your child’s return to school, please provide a note with reason for absence to the Attendance Office (located in Guidance).
The following information will be required when you call:
· Name of the student
· First period teacher
· Reason for absence
· Anticipated length of absence
After attendance is taken each day, the list of absent students will be compared to the list of parent call-ins. Calls will then be made by the attendance office to the home or workplace of any parent who did not call in. Appropriate records of all calls and responses will be kept. In the event you can not be reached, the emergency phone numbers will be utilized (i.e., family, neighbors, or friends).
** If you know your child is going to be late due to a medical appointment, please call First Alert.
How do I request homework if my child is absent?
If your child will be absent for more than one consecutive day, you may direct requests for homework assignments (grades 5-8) to the Guidance Office at 434-3319. The office opens at and requests should be made as early as possible, as but no later than . Assignments may be picked up in the Guidance Office Monday-Thursday after and Friday after .
How does my child make an appointment with his/her counselor?
To make an appointment you should come down to the guidance office before school, after school (9th Period), or during your lunch period. Fill out an appointment slip and place it in your Counselor’s mailbox. If you don’t know who your Counselor is or where her mailbox is, Mrs. Abrameto, our Guidance secretary will help you.
You will then receive a pass in
If it is a problem that needs immediate attention, the Counselors will do their best to get you in as soon as possible. Sometimes we are not available immediately due to meetings or appointments but we will find you to help you as soon as we can.
There might be a day when you will get a pass in homeroom for an appointment that you did not schedule, that might be for a group meeting or for an appointment to see us to discuss something GREAT! If it is during a period of a class that you feel you cannot miss, please let us know, so we can reschedule you for another time.
· To discuss academic concerns, social/emotional concerns, or behavioral issues
· To set up a parent/teacher meeting
· To discuss a family issue or concern
· To discuss individual student needs
· To obtain resources or community referrals
Please check the school calendar for progress report and report card mailings.