Reporting an Absence

  • To report a student’s absence please email the RMS Office at OR call our Attendance Line at 908-534-2113 prompt #1 and include the following:

    Parent’s name
    Student’s name and grade
    Reason for absence, including any symptoms if ill
    Probable date of return to school 

    If your student is experiencing symptoms due to illness, please follow up with our nurses at 908-534-3809 or 908-534-3810.

    For school settings, NJDOH recommends everyone with the following COVID-like symptoms should be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school.

    At least 2 of the following symptoms:
    Rigors (shivers)
    Myalgia (muscle aches)
    Sore throat
    Nausea or Vomiting
    Congestion or Runny nose


    At least 1 of the following symptoms: 
    Shortness of breath
    Difficulty breathing
    New olfactory disorder
    New taste disorder
    Fever (measure or subjective)  

    As a reminder:
    Please provide an absence note from the parent or doctor indicating the reason and date of absences.

    Parents are asked not to request that children be excused early. However, if it is necessary, please email or send in a note with the student stating the information above as well as pickup time..

    Students must be present for a total of 4 hours to receive credit for the school day.

    Please click here
     for a complete view of our Attendance Policy as written in the RMS Handbook.