Absentee Excuses


Excuse for Absence Form

Pursuant to PA School Code 24 P.S. 13-1327, all absences are considered as UNEXCUSED until the District receives a written statement explaining the reason for an absence. Click here for an 'Excuse for Absence' form. You may provide this excuse 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 building attendance secretary
2. Fax signed by a parent/guardian or medical excuse to building 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.

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