Attendance Policy

Attendance at PS/IS 268 Q is very important to your child's progress at school. Please make sure your child is in attendance everyday.

According to law, the only excused absences from school are:

  •  illness,
  • death in the family,
  •  religious observance,
  •  weather emergency

Steps to follow when absent from school:

  •  Parent or guardian writes a letter giving the first and last name of student, Class/ homeroom, date, reason for, and days of absence.
  •  Student must give the letter to the teacher upon returning to the school. 
  • 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.
  • Students absent an excessive number of days will receive an “NC” (no credit) in their subject classes and will be referred to the Attendance officer for follow up.