Dows Lane Daily Attendance Procedure

  • At Dows Lane, we believe in the importance of taking daily, accurate attendance. It is imperative that our attendance procedures support the timely confirmation of any absences to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.  

    Parents must notify the main office and/or the nurse’s office of all absences. Medical absences can be directly reported to the nurse’s office at 914-591-6015, or dial the main office at 591-6012, ext. 1.   For emails, parents are asked to email their child’s teacher and cc the school nurse and main office in all absence communications to teachers. Teachers will confirm receipt of any emails. Please keep in mind that emails sent after lunch may not be read during the day.

    Late Arrival:  Students who arrive after 8:05 AM will require a late pass.  After 8:05 AM, students will enter through the main office to receive a pass in the nurse’s office.  

    Aligned to report cards, attendance reports will be run to track all absence and tardy patterns:

    • Building administration will contact parents who demonstrate the need for support with daily attendance/tardy patterns that are impacting achievement.
    • Support staff may be notified of any concerns.