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Attendance Statement
Regular School Attendance: It's the Law.

If your child is attending school regularly, thank you.

If your child is absent from school:

  • You MUST notify the school by telephone, each day your child is absent.
  • You MUST submit a written excuse with the reason for the absence within three (3) days of your child's return to school.

If you do not notify your school of the absence:

  • Your child will be marked illegally absent.

After three (3) illegal absences, there may be consequences that are as severe as:

  • Arrest, fines and/or incarceration.
  • Referral to the Office of Children and Youth Services.
  • Sanctions by the Lehigh County Assistance Office.
If you need help, please contact your child's school.