Attendance Policy

Attendance is the number one predictor of a student’s success in school.

Each student is required to submit a written excuse signed by a parent, guardian, or physician to their homeroom teacher within three days of his/her return from an absence. Students arriving tardy to school or after homeroom MUST report to the Attendance Office.

Absence/Tardy notes should include:

  • Student's name

  • Date(s) of absence or tardiness

  • Reason for absence or tardiness

  • Signature of parent/guardian

Students will be afforded 3 days from the day they return to turn in an excuse. If a written or email excuse is not received within three days, the school will deem the absence as unlawful. State auditors require these notes to be on file for cross-reference with recorded absences.

A medical excuse signed by a physician may be requested in cases of excessive or extended absences.

Students absent ½ day or more on the day of a school event may not participate in that athletic or extracurricular event.

Parents DO NOT need to call the Attendance Office if their child is sick. Parents/Students should refer to the Dashboard to check assignments when absent from school. If your child will be out for an extended period of time due to illness, you should contact the school nurse.

You may email the homeroom teacher or the attendance secretary with tardy, early dismissal, or excuse notes. The attendance office email is




11 Castle Shannon Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15228


(412) 344-2122

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