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What is an "unexcused" absence?

An unexcused absence is defined by school policy and occurs when no written notification by a parent/guardian is provided to the school or when the reason is unacceptable as a legal cause under the District's attendance policy.

For more information, call the Office of Attendance and Truancy at 215-400-4220 (Opt. 1) or visit: