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Procedures Regarding Reporting Absences, Lateness and Early Dismissal

Please read the complete updated TMS Handbook with your middle school student. The handbook includes important information regarding all school practices and procedures. You can find the TMS Handbook under the "Our School" section.  Please click HERE to link directly.  


Reporting Absences and Lateness:  If your child will be absent or late from school you must leave a message on the attendance line (201) 816-4900 option 2 by 8:30am.  If you wish to notify the nurse or their teachers you may do so, however, you must still leave a message on that voicemail otherwise your child will be marked truant.   You can also leave a message for a future absence – just be sure to specify the dates of the planned absence with the reason. Keep in mind that when school is open, we expect all students to attend. 

Early Pick-up:  If you are planning to pick-up your child early from school, please write a note with the child’s full name, dismissal time, and reason for the early dismissal. Your child should bring this note to the main office during homeroom.  You must come into the main office to sign your child out of school. If someone other than a parent/guardian or other authorized adult listed in the Genesis Portal is picking up your child, please be sure to include that information in the note as well. Only authorized adults may sign out a student. 

If the student returns to school on the same day they may sign themselves back in. The student must report directly to the main office using the field entrance closest to Tenafly Road. Signing back in is imperative to ensure student safety and will enable the student to receive the appropriate credit for the school day.