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What is an "excused" absence from school?

Students may be excused from school for the following personal reasons:

1) The reason is known to the principal (or his/her designee)

2) It is requested in writing by the parent/guardian

3) The reason is in accordance with the guidelines listed in the District's attendance policy.

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