Absences, Tardiness, and Call Back

Parents must report children who are absent or will be late to school. If you email the teacher about an absence or late arrival, please also call the Absence/Tardy Line. If a teacher is absent, an absent/tardy email message may not get relayed to the office.

The Absence/Tardy phone number is 617-559-9617. After the recording, please leave the child’s name, teacher, and day and date of absence. Call the day before or prior to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence. The Call Back Program is a safety procedure for children who walk to school or wait at a bus stop without adult supervision. You may also report extended absences such as vacations.