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    To Report Your Child's Absence:

    Before 8:00AM Dater has a telephone answering machine available for accepting notifications regarding student absences.

    Call (201) 785-2300

    press 8 to reach Dater School

    then press 3 to report an absence.  

    Please follow the directions on the tape when you call.   


    After 8:00AM please call (201) 785-2325.

    When you call please give the student's name, teacher's name and reason for absence.

    If your child is ill, but you feel he/she is well enough to do some work at home,  please request the work by 9:00  a.m. when phoning to  notify us  of  your child’s absence.  This will afford the teachers ample time to gather the work to be picked up at the end of the day.  Keep in mind any work requiring new instructions will not be sent home. Your child will have the opportunity to catch up on that work when he/she returns to school.

    All students in grades K-8 are expected to attend school regularly.  No more than 18 absences may be accumulated during the school year.  This provides  amply  for  normal  illness  and emergencies.  Students exceeding 18 days absent will be considered excessively absent, and may be subject to grade retention.




    8:15 AM      Supervision begins
    8:35 AM      Homeroom begins
    8:40 AM      Late bell rings
    11:15 AM – 11:55 AM Grade 5 Lunch
    12:05 PM – 12:45 PM Grade 4 Lunch
    2:45 PM       Dismissal




    8:35 AM      Homeroom begins
    8:40 AM      Late bell rings
    12:35 PM     Dismissal

    Note: Lunch will not be served on half- days.