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Attendance

General Attendance Information:

PA state law requires written documentation anytime a student is not at school

  • Calls to the attendance hotline are no longer required or encouraged!

  • SchoolMessenger will send an automatic phone call to parents/guardians if a student has been marked absent from homeroom. If you feel the call was made in error, and that your child is actually at school, please call 610-646-0080 extension 4101 to verify.

  • If a student arrives late we need written documentation - either a doctor or parent note.  You may drop your child off with said note; you are not required to sign them in to school. Please note: Not all lates are excused, even with a parent note. See the Student Code of Conduct for acceptable reasons a student may be late to school. (ref. SCofC)

  • If a student is leaving early we need written communication brought to the office by the student the morning of the early dismissal, after checking in with the homeroom teacher. An early dismissal pass will be issued at that time so that the student may meet you in the office at the designated dismissal time. Early dismissals require a Parent/Guardian signature in our student sign-out book.

  • Any time you have an emergency need for an early dismissal, please call the school at 610-646-0080 extension 4101. Please do not send early dismissal requests via email.

  • Absence notes need to be received at the school within three days of the student’s return to school.   Our attendance email, mc_attendance@dasd.org (there is an “_” between mc and attendance), may be used for absence notes.   If you send an email for the absence note, do not also send a written note.

Reporting Absences
Email mc_attendance@dasd.org ; email will be accepted as signed parent/guardian excuse note. Provide the student’s name, homeroom teacher and reason for the absence.
 
A signed parent/guardian excuse note or email mc_attendance@dasd.org excuse note must be returned within 3 days of the student absence or the absence will be marked unexcused and/or illegal. A physician's excuse is required for any consecutive absence of more than 3 school days. Please refer to DASD Code of Student Conduct 7.16.14.
 
Please email your child's teacher(s) for homework assignments if your child has been absent 3 or more consecutive days. You may also check your child's Schoology Account for assignments.
 
Absence Excuse Card - you may also email mc_attendance@dasd.org to replace this excuse note
Early Dismissal Form - if your child forgot his/her note please call the school prior to 9:30 am
mc_attendance@dasd.org - email will be accepted as signed parent/guardian excuse note
 
If you are planning a family trip please use the Request forms for Educational and Family trips



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