To call you child out sick, please call the
24 Hour Voice Mail Attendance/Safe Child Line - 215-420-5196
Please call the Guidance Office - 215-420-5075 before 9 a.m.
(students are to be absent 2 or more days per student handbook, page 13)
To Contact the Attendance Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
please call 215-420-5071
Mrs. Peggy Jo Fisher
EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURE
Please send an excuse card with your student the day before or the morning of the early dismissal. Please have your student bring it to the Attendance Office upon their arrival to school. Your student will be given an early dismissal pass. This procedure is helpful because in most cases your student will be waiting in the lobby for his/her parent, guardian or designated adult to sign them out.
The sooner the Attendance Office is aware of an early dismissal the more accommodating we can be in having your child ready upon your arrival.
ABSENTEE EXCUSE CARDS
Excuse cards are to be given to the homeroom teacher or the Attendance Office upon the student's return to school. If an excuse card is not received within 3 days of the student's return, it will be considered an unexcused absence.
If a child is absent 3 or more consecutive days a doctor's note is needed upon their return.
STUDENT LATE ARRIVAL
Students are to be in homeroom by 8 a.m. Anytime after 8 a.m. is considered a late arrival. Upon arriving to school the student is to report to the Attendance Office with an excuse card or note explaining their lateness. The student will then be issued a pass to go to their homeroom or their class.
EDUCATIONAL/PRE-ARRANGED TRIPS SCHEDULED DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
1. The trip/event must be educationally sound for students (or academically beneficial).
2. The student is responsible for obtaining from teachers, prior to the scheduled trip/event, any assignments that will be missed. The student is responsible for any and all assignments within five (5) school days after the student has returned.
3. Requests for absences during the standardized test periods may be denied by building administration. You should refer to the school calendar for applicable dates.
4. The student should possess an acceptable school attendance record.
It is the responsibility of the student to make their teachers aware of the trip and make arrangements for any work they have missed or will need to make up.