An answering machine is available 24 hours to record absence messages. The guidelines to follow are:

• Parents/guardians MUST call 201-670-2730, Extension 1 before 8:45 AM for a morning or full-day absence. Please leave your child’s full name, teacher, and reason for absence. It is mandatory in New Jersey that the school contact the police if your child is absent from school and not reported. The appropriate telephone numbers will be called to verify the absence. If you know in advance of an absence, you can send a note to the teacher instead of calling.

 • Parents/guardians are to call the same number by 1:00 PM if absent from the afternoon session.