Student Absence and Attendance

  • REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCE

    • Parents/Guardians are required to contact the following offices if their child is absent from school:

    1. Health Office/School Nurse - 937-3600 ext. 2217 OR rssnurse@blindbrook.org

    2. BMPRSS Attendance Office - rssattendance@blindbrook.org

    3. Child’s teacher via email 

    Please try to schedule all appointments outside the school day so students do not miss instructional time.

    An absence note is required.  Please email your child's teacher and the attendance office - rssattendance@blindbrook.org.

     

    STUDENT LATENESS

    Students who enter the school building after 8:35am must sign in at the security desk in the main lobby.  If students do not sign in when they are late, they will be marked absent.  Parents are asked if possible to please try to schedule all appointments outside the school day so students do not miss instructional time.

     

    RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE

    The Board of Education recognizes that school will occasionally be in session on days during which students and their families must be absent to practice their religious beliefs.  Accordingly, the Board of Education directs the faculty and staff to make every effort to facilitate the exercise of students’ religious beliefs without placing them in a compromising position relative to school-based academic and other expectations.

    When a student and/or his/her family notifies the school that a student will be absent for religious reasons, the school will make accommodations in testing and test review procedures on a case by case basis.  These accommodations may include re-scheduling a specific test for an individual student, providing notes or tape recordings of review sessions, providing make-up review sessions, and the like.