Attendance Policy

Attendance at PS/IS 268 Q is crucial to the success of your child’s education; therefore regular attendance is essential if your student is to take advantage of the many opportunities for learning.


  1. According to law, the only excused absences from school are: (a) illness, (b) death in the family, (c) religious observance, (d) weather emergency
  2. Steps to follow when absent from school: (a) Parent or guardian writes a letter giving the first and last name of student, Class/ homeroom, date, reason for, and days of absence. (b) Present the letter to your homeroom teacher upon returning to the school.
  3. A doctor’s note must accompany the parent’s note if the student has been absent three or more consecutive days and has received medical care.
  4. Students absent an excessive number of days will receive an “NC” (no credit) in their subject classes.
  5. Excessive absences will be investigated by the attendance officer, and may result in academic failure.


Please support your child’s education by making sure they are in attendance on time everyday.