Using RSA 193:1 as the base, Pinkerton’s policies and guidelines on student attendance are as follows:
Absenteeism: In the event a student will be absent from school due to illness or emergency, that student’s parent or guardian should phone the appropriate Associate Dean of Students to inform the school of the absence on the morning of the absence before 7:00 a.m.
Call the administration office (603) 437-5200, using the appropriate extension below to report an absence.
|Ext||Associate Dean (Assistant)|
|1160||Sharon Clute (Diane Bosia)||Administration Seniors (A-K)|
|5104||Peter Dannible (Jo Welch)||Administration Seniors (L-Z)|
|1149||Kevin Yahnian (Gwyn Bayacal)||Administration Juniors (A-Lam)|
|1156||Roger Konstant (Kathy McEachern)||Administration Juniors (Lan-Z)|
|1165||Sue Tartarilla (LoriAnn Richer)||Administration Sophomores (A-Lam)|
|1157||Tina Tanguay (Beth Daneau)||Administration Sophomores (Lan-Z)|
|1174||Suzanne Trice (Kaitie Barry)||Administration Freshman Teams Apollo & Orion|
|5102||Kimberly Larkin (Carolyn Coraccio)||Administration Freshman Teams Gemini & Mercury|
When a student is absent from school, a judgment must be made by the Academy regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of the absence. An absence can only be considered legitimate if it is the result of illness or emergency. In such cases, students will be provided the opportunity to make up missed assignments. Reasons that are not considered legitimate are babysitting, job hunting, and general parental permission without reason. All of the unacceptable reasons for absenteeism are not listed here but this should give students and parents an idea of what is acceptable and what is not. Parents who approve of the absence of their children for reasons other than illness or family emergency risk violation of the attendance policy and having their student’s grades reduced. Students who are absent from school but who are seen on or near the campus during any part of the school day, will be considered truant. Students absent without a legitimate excuse will receive a Saturday morning detention unless a medical note (issued by a physician’s office) is submitted verifying the absence.