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THS FAQ

  • How do I enter the Attendance for my child? 


  • What happens if my child comes to school late? 

    • Parents/guardians must notify school of their child’s lateness through the Genesis Parent Portal before 11 A.M. After 11 A.M., parents/guardians may call the Attendance Office at 201-816-6625 or email hsattendance@tenafly.k12.nj.us 

    • Students entering the school 15+ minutes late at any point in the day must have parent/guardian verification, and MUST sign-in and obtain a pass from the Attendance Office. Failure to do so may result in unverified absences (cuts) in any missed classes.

 

  • What do I need to do if my child has to leave school early? 

    • Parents/guardians of students in all grades must enter the Early Dismissal in the Parent Portal (before 11 A.M.) or after 11 A.M. call the Attendance Office at 201-816-6625 or email hsattendance@tenafly.k12.nj.us 

    • Students in grades 9-11 must have a parent/guardian come into the building, and the student MUST sign out in the Attendance Office. Only 12th grade students who have the parent/guardian permission in Genesis may sign themselves out without having a parent/guardian come into the building, provided the Attendance Office has received prior notification of the Early Dismissal.

 

  • How do I get my child’s Attendance Information and Warnings? 

    • Daily Attendance and Class Attendance information can be found under the Attendance tab in Genesis.

    • Warnings will be sent via Genesis to parents/guardians after 6 and 10 absences in full year classes, and after 3-4 absences in semester classes. 

    • If a student accumulates 15 or more absences, they lose credit and may have the option to appeal the credit loss. 

 

  • What is the absence limit for a student? 

    • As per Policy 5200, students who have 14 or more absences in a class will lose credit in that particular class and may have an opportunity to come before the Attendance Appeals Committee to have their case reviewed. 

    • Only cases with extenuating circumstances will be reviewed and considered by the Attendance Appeals Committee. 

    • If/when students lose credit in a course, they may remediate up to 2 classes over the summer at their own expense with the approval of the Vice Principal. 

 

  • What happens if/when my child does not attend the class (cuts)? 

    • A cut is defined as any absence from class of 15+ min that is not verified - meaning the student is not checked in to another location within the school or a parent/guardian has not notified the school of the student’s lateness or absence.

    • All cuts are submitted through Genesis in the Discipline tab by a staff member

    • SSL/VP may reach out to the teacher for more information

    • Consequences

      • First cut - 3 central detentions

      • Second cut - 3 central detentions, parent/guardian contact, student not allowed to participate in extracurricular activities, closed campus/loss of IDT

      • Third cut - loss of credit in class

        • Student will not be removed from class

        • Opportunity to remediate credit in summer school if there are no additional cuts

 

  • What happens if/when my child arrives to class late? 

    • A student is considered late/tardy if they arrive up to 14 minutes late to class

      • Tardy excused - if a student arrives with a pass

      • Tardy unexcused - a student arrives without a pass

    • First 1-6 tardies handled by teacher

    • SSL follows up after 7+ tardies in a class and this may result in additional consequences

 

  • Who can I speak to about my child’s attendance? 

    • The School Counselor is the first point of contact for all school related issues. 

    • Also, contact the Attendance Office, or the Nurse for any medical related attendance issues.

    • The Student Support Leaders along with the Vice Principal’s Office can provide additional/detailed information. 

      • Jennifer Halliwell: works with counselors Natalie Kohan and Marley Brown

      • Tara Haggerty: works with counselors Joan Thomas and Tina Schweid

      • Amanda Saudino: works with counselors Susan Patterson and Jenny Ihn

 

  • What is the rule for wearing the lanyards/IDs?

    • All students are required to wear their school issued lanyard & ID at all times. 

    • If students forget their lanyard/ID, they must report to the Attendance Office to obtain a sticker. This will result in a detention on the same day. 

    • Students may show proof of their lanyard/IDs by the end of the lunch period to remove the assigned detention.

 

  • What is the rule about technology? 

    • All THS students MUST use their district-issued device and should bring their charger to school. 

 

  • What is the rule about cell phones? 

    • All phones must be put in the phone caddy in the classroom, and stay there for the entire period. No phones should be kept in lockers due to possible theft.

    • THS Administration reserves the right to confiscate any electronic device.