Attendance Office

Regular and timely school attendance is vital for meeting high academic standards. To promote attendance and punctuality, we have implemented the following policies and procedures:

  • All students are expected to attend regularly for academic success.

  • Arrival time is 7:55 a.m. daily.

  • Please click under Important Links for the District's Attendance Policy.

Reporting An Absence

Please report all student absences to the attendance office no later than 7:55am daily.

  • The direct telephone number is 201-785-2341.  Voice mail messages may be left 24 hours per day/7 days per week.  

  • Please state student name, grade, and reason for the absence.  

Electronic communication of absences is also acceptable.

  • You may email absences to RHS Attendance Office by 7:55 on the day your child will be absent.

  • Please include student name and grade in the subject line.

  • In the body of the email please include the reason for the absence and the parent contact number.

Submitting doctor's notes for absences will excuse the absence.  

  • Doctor's notes must have the original signature and stamp to be valid.  

  • Be sure to list the student's name on the doctor's note along with the appropriate dates of absences.

  • Complete this Absence Form and attach the doctor's note to this form.

  • Submit to the attendance office within 5 days of your child's absence.  

Early Dismissal Procedures

  • A request for an early dismissal from a regularly assigned class is to be presented in writing to the attendance office no later than 7:55 a.m.  

  • Please email this Dismissal Form to the Attendance Office at

Early dismissal requests must include:

  • Student’s name and grade

  • Parent's home, cellular, or business telephone number

  • Name of parent/guardian who will take the student off school grounds

  • Reason for the request

  • Parent signature and date

Students following this process will be given an early dismissal pass from the attendance office. 

  • Your child will meet you outside of the school, it is not necessary for you to come into the building.

  • Requests for early dismissal will be verified by telephone if an early dismissal form is not presented to the attendance office.

  • If the parent cannot be contacted, the early dismissal will not be approved.

In the event that a student forgets to bring an early dismissal form to the attendance office in the am, an email communication will suffice.  

  • Please include the student's name and grade in the subject line.  

  • The body of the email must include the reason for the early dismissal, the time of the early dismissal, (dismissal must be in between classes, not during a class) and a parent contact number.  

  • You may access class schedules under the attendance office tab, Important Links, then bell schedules, to ensure the time of dismissal is in between classes.

Contact Information

Jennifer Mejia

Administrative Assistant - Attendance


Michael Biggan

Supervisor of High School Education

201-785-2300 ext 21503

Daniel DeMartino

Dean of Students

201-785-2300 ext 21528

Important Links