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Attendance Information

Reporting an Absence
Tenafly Public Schools places a high emphasis on student attendance to ensure that all children meet State-mandated criteria and to hold the expectation that every student will attend every day to assure maximum progress. Specific attendance reporting procedures may be found on the individual school websites and within the district attendance policy (Policy #5200) and regulation (Regulation #5200).

Call for Safety
In order to ensure the safety of our students, parents/guardians should call the student's respective school and report the student’s name, day or dates the student is absent or tardy, and the reason for the absence or tardy.

Absences, Tardiness and/or Truancy

  • Students must report to school/class on time.
  • Absences, tardiness and early dismissals must have documented approval from a parent/legal guardian. Medical dismissals should be processed through the school nurse.
  • Students who are truant, whether absent, tardy or dismissed early, are subject to attendance proceedings as outlined in the individual school’s student handbook.

High School Credit

  • High school students will lose credit for any course if absences exceed ten percent of scheduled class time as specified in N.J.A.C. 6A:32-13.1(a). Please refer to the Tenafly School District Policy #5200 and Regulation #5200.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Participation in co-curricular activities must be compliant with individual school rules and are at the discretion of the principal.

Leaving School Grounds

No student shall leave school grounds during the academic day without permission from the administrator/designee of the building.