Reporting an absence

To report an absence, please call (607) 847-7500, ext. 1143 and leave a message. A written excuse from parents/guardians is required when a student returns to school after an absence. The excuse note must be turned in to the Elementary School or Secondary School main office the day the student returns to school.

Attendance policy

Every person over five years of age and under 21 years of age is entitled to attend public school maintained in the District where such person resides.

Once a person becomes enrolled at Unadilla Valley Central School, the school becomes responsible for meeting all attendance regulations as mandated at the local and state level under New York State Education guidelines.

These policies are outlined as follows:

  1. A student after each absence or tardiness, shall bring in an excuse signed by the parent or guardian, stating the specific reason for the absence within three days. The absences are then coded to maintain an accurate record of the type of absence. In cases involving medical appointments, the name of the person with whom the appointment is scheduled should  be on the excuse, as well as the time of the appointment.

  2. The following reasons for student absences are recognized as valid and excused by the Board of Education.
    A. Sickness
    B. Sickness or death in the family
    C. Impassable roads
    D. Religious observance
    E. Sickness requiring attendance at a medical clinic
    F. Quarantine
    G. Required court appearance
    H. College visits/interviews when approved in advance.

  3. Any other absences is considered illegal. Any questions of legality of excuses will be at the discretion of the building principal, regardless whether or not a student has a parent’s permission. The student is considered truant if they are not in school and do not have a valid excuse as stated above.