Attendance

REPORTING ABSENCE AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION
In order to assure that all children are accounted for, we ask that you call the Safe Arrival System (781-455-0448 x1) if your child is going to be absent or tardy. This number can be accessed any time of the day or night. When leaving a message, please include your child's name (first & last), grade, teacher, and all dates of absence/tardiness. Your child's name will be recorded and checked against an absence list provided by the classroom teacher. You may also email absence or tardy information to broadmeadow_office@needham.k12.ma.us
An office assistant will call the parent/guardian of any child who is reported absent by the classroom teacher but not reported absent with a parent/guardian call or email.

VACATIONS
The Needham Public Schools discourages families from taking unauthorized school vacations. School policy dictates that teachers will not provide children with work before they leave for a vacation while school is in session. There is good reason for this. To do so trivializes teaching and what goes on in each classroom. Concepts are presented to students and homework is based on what is taught in class. Teachers cannot predict in advance where students will be in the learning process. When your child returns to school, the work missed will be given to your child. Together, you and your child can complete it. If you must travel, your children should continue to read daily and write in a travel journal
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