Parents are asked to call 617-696-4288 and press option two (2), which is our absence verification line, to report their child?s absence on the morning of the absence.  An answering machine will accept recorded messages prior to the start of the school day. After every absence, a note is required when the student returns, even when absences have been reported by phone.  The note should include the child?s name, the date (s) of the absence, the reason for the absence, and a parent?s/guardian?s signature. Similarly, a note from a parent is required for each late arrival and early dismissal.  Students arriving late must come to the office before going to class.  Parents picking up students during the day should meet the student at the Main Office.