There is a definite relationship between regular attendance and success in school. Parents/Guardians are urged to impress upon their children the importance of punctuality and regular attendance. The New York State Education Law requires every child age six through sixteen to be in attendance at school. Excused absences include sickness, a death or serious illness in the family, observance of certain religious holidays, and a requirement to be in court. Medical and other appointments should be scheduled after school if at all possible.