How to report an absence


If your child is going to be absent, you must notify the school by calling the school's attendance line by 8:30am for high school students, 8:00am for middle school students, and 8:50am for elementary students. Voice mail is available to take your call 24 hours a day. Please leave the child's full name, grade, room number (for elementary) and reason for absence.

If your child is marked absent and no call is received, an automated caller will call your primary number to verify the absence. Electronic notes are also valid as long as they include a parent or guardian's signature. The note must be received within 5 days of the absence. YOU MUST SEND A NOTE IN ADDITION TO MAKING THE CALL.

See absent-line extensions below:

Main number: 610-497-6300

Extension

Aston Elementary

4506

Coebourn Elementary

5506

Parkside Elementary

6506

Pennell Elementary

7506

Northley Middle School

3339

Sun Valley High School

2375

Vacations

Vacations should not be planned when school is in session. If a vacation during the school year cannot be avoided, it cannot be considered an excused absence unless requested in writing and pre-approved by the principal. Vacations for students in grades 3, 4, or 5 will not be approved one week before or during the PSSA testing window. The district will approve up to 5 vacations days per student per year. Students will be required to make up classroom work within five days of the student's return unless other arrangements are made with the teacher.

Other details

For information about excused absences, early dismissals, late arrivals, and make-up work, please refer to your student's school handbook.

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