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  • ABSENCES AND LATES:

    It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to notify the attendance office by telephone or email in the morning of the absence.  In addition to any notification, parents/guardians must provide a signed, written excuse or an email within 10 school days of returning to school containing the following:

    • Date
    • Grade
    • Student’s complete name
    • Date(s) absent
    • Reason
    • Parent/Guardian signature
    • Parent/Guardian phone contact

    Template of a printable excuse  

    BOCES AM/PM ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE:

    • AM BOCES students sign out for BOCES on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office
    • AM BOCES students sign back in from BOCES on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office.
    • PM BOCES students sign out for BOCES on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office
    • Students are NOT allowed to drive to BOCES without prior permission from the principal.
     

    BOCES AM/PM ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE:

    • AM BOCES students sign out for BOCES on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office
    • AM BOCES students sign back in from BOCES on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office.
    • PM BOCES students sign out for BOCES on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office
    • Students are NOT allowed to drive to BOCES without prior permission from the principal.
     

    TECSMART ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE:

    • TECSMART students sign into the HS for afternoon classes on a kiosk Chromebook by the attendance office.

    LATE TO SCHOOL PROCEDURE:

    • Students that are late to school must sign in at the front desk to get a pass to class.
    • Students will be allowed up to (3) unexcused lates to school each marking period without penalty. The following consequences will be assigned for unexcused tardiness:
    1. 4 days = lunch detention
    2. 5 & 6 days = 1 after school detention
    3. 7 or more days = In school suspension (ISS)
    4. 10 or more days = additional loss of privileges

    EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURE:

    • Students must provide an early dismissal note signed by a parent/guardian to the

    Attendance office as they arrive at school and obtain a pass to leave early

    • All notes need to include a parent/guardian phone number for verification purposes
    • Emails will be accepted for students leaving for early dismissal. Students must go to the attendance office to pick up their pass to leave school early

    LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY RELEASE:

    • Seniors and Juniors are invited to apply for late arrival/early release privileges. Forms are available in the AP & Guidance offices. These options are available to

    fully prescribed students who are scheduled for study halls at the beginning or end of the school day.  Eligibility requirements for privileges are based on academics, attendance and conduct.  Students must also have their own method of transportation in order to arrive late and leave early.

    Attendance Office Contact Information:

    Ms. Karen Cushing, Secretary

    518-884-7150 x2378

    kcushing@bscsd.org

    Mr. Moultrie, Assistant Principal

    518-884-7150 x2354

    lmoultrie@bscsd.org