Attendance Policy
�  Parents/guardians should utilize the call in number at 978 536-5963 every day that your child is absent from school.
�  Parents/guardians are required to send a note to school documenting the reason for the absence on the day your child returns to school.
�  Students who arrive at school later than 9:00 A. M. must report to the office and are considered tardy.
�  Students who are to be dismissed from school should bring a note to the office signed by a parent or guardian.
�  Students attending after school activities at West need to send a note in giving parent/guardian permission for the child to attend the activity that day. Parents/guardians may also send in a blanket note giving permission for the child to attend the activity for the dates of the activity.
�  The school will send a letter once a student reaches 7 absences or 7 times tardy a trimester and will notify the district attendance officer.
 
Research on school attendance consistently shows that low absenteeism is correlated to students' positive school behavior, participation in extracurricular activities, higher grades, and better long term educational outcomes.
 
Being 10 minutes late for school will amount to missing 30 hours of instruction during the year.
 
Please make every effort to have your child here on time.
 
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