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Attendance Policy

Regular daily attendance is very important.  It assists children in their academic progress and helps them to be more secure in their school group.  It also gives them an appreciation of the importance of education.  All outside activities should be scheduled after school hours.  Dental and medical appointments should also be arranged for after school hours whenever possible.  

Tardiness/Absences
Promptness will help your child with establishing a sense of responsibility and dependability.  In order for parents to be sure their children have arrived safely at school each day, the Fairfield Public Schools has an absence call-in program. We ask that the parent calls our special number (203) 255-8490 any day their child will not be attending school or if the child will be arriving late to school.

Our call-in voicemail receives calls from 9:00 pm through 9:00 am the next day. If we do not hear from the parent/guardian, the student will be marked absent and the attendance secretary or dean will contact the parent/guardian. 

If students arrive to school after 8:10 am, they should report to the Attendance office to sign in and obtain a late pass.

If you receive a notification from Infinite Campus of an absence, and your child is in school, please check their attendance on the computer instead of from your smart phone. Teachers submit attendance for each period, and students who are already present and in the building can be marked absent from one class (music lesson, etc.), but will appear to be absent for the entire day, which can be very alarming. There should be a notation as to the student’s whereabouts.