Please be advised that, per district policy 5200 (Attendance), all students returning to school after an absence of any length are required to submit to the school nurse a signed note from a parent or guardian. The policy regulation states:
A pupil returning from an absence of any length must present to the school nurse a written statement, dated and signed by the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), of the reasons for the absence.
Although this requirement seems cumbersome, it has been established with student safety in mind. Additionally, the district is required to monitor excused and unexcused absences. I have taken the liberty of attaching a sample parent note. Feel free to copy and keep on hand.
Please call with any questions or concerns (908-534-2897).
Barbara Sargent, Ed.D.