The school will make every effort to ensure that students miss a minimum number of classes; therefore, the following protocols should be followed for late arrivals, absences and requests for early dismissals.Absences
Parents must notify the school before 8:00 a.m. when their son is going to be absent. If a parent or guardian has not notified the school on the morning of an absence, the Elementary, Middle or Senior School Assistant will telephone parents to ascertain the reason for a student’s absence.
If lateness is foreseen, parents must notify the school before 8:00 a.m.
Elementary students must report to the Elementary School Assistant before joining their class. Secondary students must sign in and report to the appropriate Middle or Senior School Assistant in order to obtain a late slip with the date and time of arrival. The student is to proceed directly to class and give the late slip to the appropriate teacher. Teachers will not accept a late student into a class without a late slip.
A student who is late or absent will automatically be excluded from participating in athletic or extracurricular activities on that day unless specific permission has been granted by the appropriate Head of School.
If a student is to be excused from school early, a parent must provide notice via email, phone or written note. Parents are requested to notify the school well in advance, when possible. If a student becomes ill during the day, he must report to the appropriate School Assistant or Head of School in order that he may call home before leaving.
• In Kindergarten to Grade 6, notice is given to the homeroom teacher, who will give it to the Elementary School Assistant.
• In Grades 7&8, notice should be provided directly to the Middle School Assistant.
• In Grades 9-11, notice is given to the Senior School Assistant before the student signs out. After receiving permission to leave, a Senior student must sign the “Sign-Out Book,” which is located outside of the Senior School Assistant’s Office in the Macaulay Building, prior to leaving the school grounds.
If a student is returning to school before the end of the school day, he must sign back in with the appropriate School Assistant. Regardless of the reason for the early dismissal, the student is responsible for making up any work missed.
Extended Absence from School
Although the school does not condone this practice, if a family chooses to take their son out of school, parents must notify the appropriate Head of School in writing, and well in advance of such an absence. Be advised, however, that the school’s policy is to provide schoolwork only to those students who have missed school because of illness or exceptional circumstances. Otherwise, students will be responsible for catching up on their own. Exam schedules cannot be altered. Students must write at the scheduled time.