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Attendance & Reporting Absences

The school day begins at 7:40 A.M. and ends at 2:30 P.M.

The parent/guardian of any student who will be absent or will be dismissed for part of the day needs to contact the Attendance Officer, Ms. Cheryl Mixon at 781-274-1026.

Attendance/Dismissal Reminders 

  • The parent/guardian of any student who will be absent, tardy, or dismissed for part of the day needs to contact the Attendance Supervisor, Ms. Cheryl Mixon at 781-274-1026. 
  • Please contact the attendance office by 9:00 AM if you need to schedule an early dismissal for an appointment. We encourage appointments to be scheduled for after school to avoid missing class time. 
  • Students are expected to return to school or come in late if they have an appointment scheduled during school hours. 
  • Get doctor’s note(s) any time you visit the doctor to excuse the absence(s). Notes must be turned into Ms. Mixon within 48 hours of the student returning to school. 
  • Dismissals by the nurse MAY be excused at the nurse’s discretion or excused if a doctor’s note is turned in within 48 hours of the student returning to school.  
  • Family vacations are discouraged when school is in session.

Excused Absences: 

  • Death in the family 
  • Doctor verified illness (note needs to be provided) 
  • Religious holidays 
  • Court/legal matters (verification to be provided to the principal) 
  • College visits (3 per year for juniors and seniors only) 
  • Union Tests & Program Certification Tests (verified by the CTE director) 
  • School-sponsored trips 
  • Extenuating circumstances (approved by the principal or attendance supervisor) 
  • Out-of-school suspensions 

 For more details about attendance, please refer to the Student-Parent Handbook