Student Absence and Attendance

  • New York State education law requires that students attend school every day it is in session unless they are legally excused. The educational program offered by the North Tonawanda City School District is predicated on the presence of the student in the classroom and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. Legal absences are:

    • Personal illness
    • Illness or death in family
    • Medical appointments
    • Impassable roads or weather
    • Approved religious observance
    • Quarantine
    • Required court appearances
    • Approved cooperative work program
    • Approved college visits
    • Late bus   

    Absence for any other reason is considered unexcused. Any absence from school requires a note from the parent or guardian as to the reason for the absence.