Absence from school jeopardizes the ability of a student to satisfactorily complete the prescribed course of study and violates statutes requiring children to regularly attend school (NJ18A: 38-25). We cannot succeed at our task of providing a thorough and efficient education unless students are present for all regularly scheduled classroom-learning activities. Recognizing that some absences are unavoidable for reasons such as illness and appointments that cannot be scheduled during non-school hours, a student may accumulate 10 absences during a school year without jeopardizing credits earned. Any student who accumulates 11 or more unexcused absences will be placed on no-credit status. In addition to full day absences, students will be marked absent for the day if they are sent home by the nurse and/or have an early dismissal prior to 10:15am, as per the excused/unexcused attendance policy.