If your child will be absent from school please call the school @ 885-1240. You may call anytime and leave a message on the answering machine.
When the student returns from being absent they have 3 days to turn in a signed excuse blank. If the excuse is not turned in within 3 days the absence will be unlawful.
After a student accumulates 3 unlawful absences, the school is responsible to:
* Develop a Truancy Elimination Plan in partnership with the student and parent/guardian.
* Notify the district magistrate and/or Children and Youth Services of all subsequent unexcused absences.
If a student accumulates 10 absences (excluding preapproved educational trips, death in family, or religious holidays), the school will require that all subsequent absences be excused by a physician.
Your child is expected to arrive at school between 8:30 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. and in the classroom before 8:45 a.m. each day. Students arriving at 8:45 a.m. or later will be marked tardy unexcused unless arriving from a scheduled appointment with a note from doctor. Seven unexcused tardies will result in 1 unlawful absence from school.
If a student arrives late for any other reason it is considered tardy unexcused
Any student arriving after 10:15 a.m. or leaving before 2:00 p.m. will be considered a ½ day absence and will require a signed excuse card.
A student is allowed 5 educational trip days per school year. Educational trips must be approved by the principal. IF the student has had excessive school absences, trips can be declined. A trip form is available in the school office and must be completed and approved two weeks prior to the trip.
*NO educational trips will be approved during PSSA testing windows and during the first 10 days and last 10 days of school.