• Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Please notify the School Health Office each day that your child is going to be absent/tardy from school.  Also, please notify the school if your child will be out for an extended time due to a health reason, vacation or any other reason for an extended absence.

    BWB School Health Office: 508-362-4949  Press 3    (Please call by 9:30 AM)


    Please keep in mind that frequent absences from school can be devastating to a child's future. The effects start early and spiral dramatically over time.

    • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
    • Students who can't read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
    • By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
    • A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.

    (U.S. Dept. of Education)