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Absences and Tardiness
According to the state of Massachusetts, students may not be absent more than 7 times or 14 half-days in one calendar year. Tardiness is marked by a teacher at 7:55AM at the beginning of formal instruction, though we encourage all students to arrive at 7:40AM for morning activities in their classrooms.

If your child will be out sick, please call your child’s teacher(s) directly to report the absence and bring in a note from the doctor for any significant illness. Main number is 617.349.6600; the extension is the teacher's room number. This is important so that teachers know whether or not to expect a child at school each day.

View the CPS Student Attendance Policy.

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