Reporting an Absence

To report your child's absence, call the appropriate school (see below) with the following information:

  • student's full name
  • student's grade and homeroom 

  • reason for the absence

  • caller's name and relationship to the student

  • telephone number to verify the absence

If the student will be absent more than one day, the parent must contact the school each day the student is absent.

Reporting an Absence - School Numbers:

John Fenwick Academy


Salem Middle School


Salem High School



To fully benefit from the instructional program, students are expected to attend school regularly, be on time for classes and satisfy all course requirements. Poor attendance or excessive tardiness may result in failing grades....

You may obtain more attendance and absence information from the appropriate Student Handbook.

Students have the responsibility to:
  • Attend all classes regularly and on time.
  •  Contribute to the total classroom and school atmosphere in a manner that keeps it wholesome and conducive to learning.
  • Complete all classroom assignments and meet requirements for all class objectives.
  • Respect the rights of others and to respect the views and backgrounds of those different from their own.
  • Meet the approved criteria required for participation in instructional and extracurricular activities.
  • Follow classroom, school, and all Salem City Public Schools’ rules and procedures in the classroom, school, and all extracurricular activities.