Hilton CSD schools to begin automated
attendance calling system January 3, 2012; calls go to home
at approximately 10:30 am
The Hilton Central School
District will be using an automated attendance
calling system beginning in January 2012 for all
students absent or tardy.
On January 3, the first day of school
following the December Holiday Recess, attendance calls for
absent students will be conducted through an automated
system. Each day at approximately 10:30 am, parents will be notified by
phone. The parent/guardian phone numbers used are
pulled from the
District's student management system,
FIRST PHONE NUMBER CALLED IS 'HOME' FOLLOWED BY
FIRST CELL PHONE NUMBER.
If you would like to change your primary contact phone
number, please call the Attendance Office of your children's
school[s]: High School Attendance Office: 585-392-1000 ext.
2246 - call the Attendance Office prior to 9 am if the
student will be absent at 585-392-1000 ext. 2246. Voice mail
is available 24 hours a day. Contact
HS Attendance Anja Krause via email. Merton
Williams Middle School Attendance Office - 585-392-1000 ext.
3151. Contact MW
Attendance Eileen Hagen via email. Northwood
Elementary Attendance Office - 585-392-1000 ext. 4601/4512.
Attendance Mary Mason via email. Quest Elementary
Attendance Office - 585-392-1000 ext. 6155/6153.
Attendance Terry Lotz via email. Village
Elementary Attendance Office - 392-1000 ext. 5199.
Attendance Kimberly Giacolone via email.
Home phone will always be
called first [this is the first contact phone number listed
on the Emergency Contact Form]. If there is no ability to leave a message, or
if the number is disconnected, then the parent's cell phone is
called. Attendance personnel will still be available to
take your calls each morning and available to parents.
HCSD Attendance Policy
District Attendance Policy
According to N.Y.S. Law Children must attend
school between the ages of six and16-years-old.
Absence from school for the following reasons are considered
excusable: illness, death or illness in the family, medical
appointments, impassable roads, religious observances,
quarantine, an approved college visit,
take-your-child-to-work-day, military obligations, required
presence in court, remedial health treatment, approved
cooperative work programs or other reason approved by Board
of Education. Absences, tardiness or early departure
are considered unexcused if they do not fall in one of the
above categories. Unexcused absences include: family
vacation, hunting, babysitting, hair cut, obtaining
learner's permit, road test, oversleeping.
Inform School if child will be
absent; send written excuse: Please inform
the school prior to 9 am that morning if your child will be
absent, and send a written excuse with your child when he or
she returns to school stating the date and reason for the
absence. After three days without an excuse, the
student is declared illegally absent. If a student needs to
be excused from school early, please write an excuse. In
grades K-6, the student should present the excuse to the
classroom teacher, and in grades 7-8, to the school nurse.
High School Attendance Policy
Absence: Parents are responsible for calling the
Attendance Office when their child is absent at 585-392-1000
ext. 2246. Voice mail is available 24 hours a day. Please
follow up your phone call with a note.
Excused absence is defined as:
sick, medical appointment, court, funeral, college
visit. Unverified absences are unexcused. Teachers do not
have to let students make up work for unexcused absences.
Notify the Attendance Office of extended absences such as
vacations or surgery.
Early Dismissal for
Appointments or sick at school: Contact must be
made between parent/guardian and the Attendance Office
before a student may be dismissed from school. Students
should bring a note to the Attendance Office before school
begins to get a pass to leave. They can then sign out at the
appointed time and meet their ride at the front of the
school. Parents can make arrangements to pick up their child
by calling the Attendance Office. If a student feels ill and
wants to go home early, they should go to the Nurse or
Attendance Office to call home.
Tardy [Late]: Students
who arrive after 7:25 am at Hilton High School are tardy to
school and must sign in. Students with a note for being
sick, at a doctor or dentist appointment, or other excused
reason will not be penalized for tardiness.
Attendance Office Contact Phone
Numbers: Call the Attendance Office if your child
• HS Attendance Office 585-392-1000 ext. 2246
• MW Attendance Office 585-392-1000 ext. 3151
Attendance Office 585-392-1000 ext. 5199
• NW Health Office
585-392-1000 ext. 4601
• QUEST Nurse’s Office 585-392-1000
ext. 6155 or 6153.