Absentee Excuses

IMPORTANT REMINDER!  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE EXCUSE FORM(S)

Excuse for Absence Form

When a student is absent from school for any reason, the parent is required to prepare a written statement explaining the reason for the absence. This statement is to be submitted to school officials upon the student’s return to school. It is the responsibility of the parent to see that this written excuse is received by the school. (Even if a parent calls the school to report the absence of a student, a written excuse is still required.)

If an excuse has not been received by the school within three (3) days following the student’s return to school, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Parents who wish to confirm receipt of written excuses by officials may call the school secretary following the student’s return to school. Parents will be informed at this time whether or not the written excuse requirement has been fulfilled.

Click here for an Excuse for Absence form

You may use the excuse form by checking the appropriate reason, adding the appropriate Parent/Guardian signature, and then returning this form.  A written excuse may also be submitted as follows:

1. Written note signed by a parent/guardian delivered to attendance secretary
2. Fax signed by a parent/guardian or medical excuse to attendance secretary
3. Take picture of signed written excuse with Smartphone and email/scan to attendance secretary.

If the district does not receive a valid response within three school days of a student absence, this absence will be permanently categorized as UNEXCUSED

If giving written statements directly to the student, parent/guardian is highly encouraged to double-check that their child is submitting "the excuse" to school staff in a timely manner.

Please note that even if the parent/guardian contacts the school via telephone or email to report an absence, the PA School Code still requires a written excuse with a parent/guardian signature.

When a student has excessive absences or said absences are of a questionable nature, school buildings may issue a medical excuse requirement or citation(s) for unlawful absences.

Your anticipated cooperation is appreciated to ensure that your child attends school each day and that a required written excuse is submitted immediately following any day of absence.