C.V. Starr Intermediate School is in session from 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM
    Attendance Office Phone:  845-279-4018, ext. 3118

    Consistent attendance is the heart of education.  Please sign a student out for only important reasons.  Understand that while he/she is out of school, classroom instruction continues.  Excessive absenteeism can have an adverse effect upon academic achievement.

    Attendance Guidelines

    If a student is absent from school, the parent/guardian must call the school’s attendance office, 845-279-4018 extension 3118 to advise of their child’s absence. The New York State Education Department requires schools to produce a monthly attendance report. All children between 7 and 16 years of age must attend school the entire time school is in session, unless:

    • He/she is physically or mentally incompetent
    • He/she has completed a four-year high school course of study

    The following conditions may excuse a student from school attendance:

    • Sickness of pupil
    • Sickness in family (not to exceed 3 days)
    • Death in family
    • Extremely bad weather
    • Impassible roads
    • Religious observations

    The consent of the parent/guardian to the absence of the student has no effect upon the lawful dominion of the state in regard to attendance.

    The following would be considered unexcused excuses for student absences:

    • Parent/Guardian work schedule
    • Errands
    • Shopping
    • Caring for siblings
    • Vacation

    Written Excuses

    Students are expected to bring a note from their parent/guardian upon their return to school.

    The following information should be included:

    • Student’s name
    • Dates of absences
    • Reason for absences
    • Parent/Guardian signature
    • Parent/Guardian phone number

    Any absence of five (5) days or more for medical reasons requires a doctor’s note.