COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For all of the latest information & resources For updated information from the school district, including important notices, learning resources, technical support, childcare resources, and food distribution plans, please go to this page.

Attendance Policy

Good attendance and success go hand in hand.

Students are expected to attend school every day. The following is a list of legal excuses for absences:

  • Personal illness
  • Death or illness in the immediate family
  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • Medical or dental appointments (Please schedule outside of school time, when possible.)
  • Quarantine
  • Impassable roads

Steps to follow when absent

Parents or guardians should call the school attendance desk (518) 673-6300 x 1046 before 10 a.m. on the day of absence.

An excuse should be sent with the student upon return, giving the student’s name, days of absence, reasons and parent/guardian signature.

Remember: when students are allowed to miss school for unnecessary reasons, they are getting the message that school is not really important.

Denial of School Credit for Excessive Absences

If a student is absent more than 20 times (10 for a semester course; 5 per quarter for Physical Education), he/she may be denied credit for courses.

At a conference with the principal, the principal will decide if extenuating circumstances justify excessive absences, determine the conditions for the granting of credit, or deny credit for classes.