Attendance Policies

District Attendance Policy:

Any student absent from school should bring an excuse note upon their return to school & given to their 1st period teacher.


Please complete this form to submit a note.

** If your child is out for 3 or more consecutive days a Doctor’s note is required. Please have them emailed to CRIGHTLEY@PHILASD.ORG or fax to 215-400-3241. **

If a student comes into the building after 10AM or leaves for early dismissal before 1 PM they will be marked as a half day absence. The half day absence can be excused with a doctor’s note.

Once a student has accrued three (3) unexcused absences, a C31 form is developed and will be sent home.

Once a student has six (6) or more unexcused absences, a meeting will be held with the family and counselor and a SAIP (Student Attendance Improvement Plan) will be developed.

Once a student has ten (10) or more unexcused absences, a truancy referral will be created and sent to the district to be reviewed and a scheduled truancy hearing will be scheduled.