Attendance

@Gotham- Attendance Matters

ATTENDANCE FOR ALL- THE GOAL FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS IS 95% OR GREATER ATTENDANCE

THE ATTENDANCE AGENDA:

...Reduce absenteeism and increase academic success.

Attendance is a key component of instruction. A child missing school is not receiving instruction.

 A child who attends school 90 percent of the time will miss a full year of instruction by grade twelve.

 National testing data show that students who miss school consistently score lower on standardized tests, no matter age, demographic group, or state or city.

(doeportal/principals/famsvcs/attendance)

ATTENDANCE LAW A:

A.Each minor from 5 to 17 years of age in New York City is required to attend school on a full-time basis.

2. Students who turn 17 on or after July 1st must complete the school year in which they turn 17 years of age.

GOTHAM ATTENDANCE GOALS:

- more outreach to families and providing families with resources and supports needed to help them help their children.

- identify reasons for absences and lateness

- provide positive mentor-ship to students

- increase student attendance percent to 90% for the SY 2017-2018

- increase student attendance percent to 95% by SY 2018-2019

REPORTING YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE OR LATENESS:

If your child will be absent, you should call the school the day of absence to report it and have your child submit a note when they return to school( parent note or medical documentation or other documentation which notes the reason for absence)

Report absence by calling the school at 718-455-0746

ATTENDANCE TEAM:

Central Attendance Teacher: Michael Spruill

DOE POLICY REGARDING ATTENDANCE INVESTIGATIONS:

INVESTIGATION OF CAUSES OF ABSENCE AND THE FORM 407 TRACKING SYSTEM

The Form 407 attendance follow-up and outreach referral (hereinafter referred to as a Form 407 referral) and Form 407 attendance investigation (hereinafter referred to as a Form 407 investigation) is an elevated attendance tracking and intervention measure for students who remain absent that must be implemented after standard follow-up and outreach measures (including calls on the day of absence) have been utilized, as set forth in this section. The purpose of a Form 407 investigation is to identify the reason a student remains absent, identify appropriate follow-up action and return the student to school or, where appropriate, discharge the student.

A Form 407 referral is automatically generated in ATS under the following circumstances:

1. when a student has been absent for 10 consecutive days;

2. where there has been a prior 407 investigation for a student, and such student is subsequently absent for 8 consecutive days or 15 aggregate days; or

3. for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8, when a student has been absent for 20 aggregate days over a four-month period.

GOTHAM ATTENDANCE OUTREACH:

- Daily notice of Absence via School Messenger

- Attendance Team Outreach via phone call and/or Letter

- Parent/Guardian Meeting with Attendance Team

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Change of Address Forms (Forms Attached)


  1. Change of Address form
  2. DOE List of Documents Required to Verify Residency
  3. Residency Questionnaire
  4. Blue Card- ONLY DISTRIBUTED AT SCHOOL


ALL FORMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL ALONG 2 (TWO) DOCUMENTS VERIFYING RESIDENCY

Change of Address Form.pdf
Verification of Residency documents.pdf
Residency Questionnaire.pdf