All attendance matters are handled by Mrs. Connie Morrow in the Student Affairs Office. She can be reached at (610) 866-0791, Ext. 330.
ABSENCE – A parent or guardian must report a student’s absence by 8:00 a.m. each day a student is absent, unless the call specifies that the student will be absent for a specific number of days. Please call the above number and leave a message on the Attendance Voicemail, which is available 24/7. Please provide the following information:
* Name of the student
* Grade level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
* Reason for absence or lateness
* Identity of the caller (mother, father, guardian, etc.)
Written Excuse: In addition to the phone call, on the day of the student’s return to school, a written note verifying the absence is to be brought to the Student Affairs office. This is a requirement of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A written note does not replace the need to telephone the absence on the day it occurs.
LATENESS – If a student will be arriving to school later than 8:05 a.m., a parent or guardian must report the student’s lateness. Please note that the phone call is for notification purposes only. A parent phone call or parent note does not excuse a lateness. Lateness will only be excused if a note is provided from a professional (doctor, dentist, counsellor, etc.). Lateness is also excused for a documented court appearance or a DOT appointment.
ADVANCE NOTICE – If a student knows in advance that he/she will be absent (e.g. vacation, funeral, college visit, etc.) or needs to be excused from class before the end of the day (e.g. dentist/doctor appointment), please observe the following procedure: