ABSENCE: When a child returns to school following an absence, New York State Law requires that the child bring a dated note from a parent or guardian with a clear explanation for the absence. For the safety of your child, please call the School Office from 8:40 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. any day your child will be absent. A doctor’s note is expected for a prolonged illness. Excessive absences and lateness will require a conference with the parent, teacher, Principal and student, called by the class teacher. This is a serious matter and will be dealt with accordingly.