Student Attendance Policy

Student Attendance  Policy


Hungerford school recognizes that regular attendance is vital for any student's success in school and successfully meeting the goals of his/her IEP.  In order to take advantage of all the opportunities provided to students at The Hungerford School it is essential that students are in attendance each day.

When students are absent, an explanation is required.  Was your child absent due to illness, a doctor's visit, a family issue, a bussing problem, etc?  Please send an email or a letter to Barbara Lombardo, Pupil Accounting Secretary.  Her email is  You can also call Ms. Lombardo anytime day or evening by calling our school (718)273-8622 extension 1151.  

The Regulation of the Chancellor known as A-210 clearly states that a student with less than 90% attendance is considered chronically absent.  The parent of a minor student who has been absent 20 times or more in a four month period may be referred to ACS for educational neglect.  Our school staff want to work with you to make sure your child comes to school every day!  Please let us know if any issue exists for you which prevents your child from attending school. We want your child in school!

Please keep in touch with the school regarding your child's absence.   We want your child to have the best possible attendance as possible for him/her.  If there is anything I can do to assist you, please contact me directly.

Kristin McHugh