Student Tardy Excuses
Tardy students must give a written note, signed by a parent/guardian to the attendance office and receive a late pass BEFORE reporting to class.
The note should state the student’s full name, and reason for the tardy.
Students who accumulate six unexcused tardies each semester will begin receiving discipline for the sixth unexcused tardy and all unexcused tardies over six.
Student Early Dismissal
The student must give a written note, signed by a parent/guardian to the attendance officer before 8:15 a.m. on the day of the early dismissal.
For last-minute early dismissal requests, the parent/guardian may submit a signed note in one of the following ways:
- Scan or take a picture of a handwritten note with a parent’s signature and Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax a parent signed note to 724-287-5399
- Deliver a written note with a parent's signature to the SHS attendance officer
The note should state the student's full name, date and time of dismissal, and the reason for the dismissal.
No early dismissals will be honored from a parent phone call.
No student is permitted to leave the building without a written note.
*Students are to report to the Attendance Office for a blue pass before leaving the building and are to return the signed blue pass when they return to school.
Student Absent Excuses
The student must give a written note, signed by a parent/guardian to the attendance officer within 5 days of the student’s absence.
Doctor excuses are accepted at any time.
The note should state the student’s full name, date(s) of the absence(s), and reason for the absence(s).
*VoTech students must bring two absent excuses, one for Butler and one for VoTech.
Absence Calls Home
Calls are sent home each day to remind parents/guardians that their student was absent from school and to remind them that an excuse is necessary.
*Students under 17 are required to attend school and return excuses when absent. Failure to do so could result in legal action.
Tyler Parent Portal
You are now able to see your student’s attendance for each period of the day by going into your Tyler Parent Portal with your Username and Password.
Below are the Attendance Codes and what they mean:
||Early Dismissal Codes
|UA = Unexcused
EA = Excused
ME = Medically Excused
EV = Vacation
EP = Excused by Principal
|UT = Unexcused Tardy
UH = Unexcused Half Day (arriving after 10:48 am)
ET = Excused Tardy
MT = Excused Tardy with Medical Excuse
BT = Excused Tardy because of a late bus
|UD = Unexcused Early Dismissal
ED = Excused Early Dismissal
MD = Excused Early Dismissal due to a Doctor Appointment
DR = Returned from an Early Dismissal
|P = Present
FT = Field Trip or Athletic Event
IS = In-School Suspension
OS = Out of School Suspension
EX = Exempt (Church, Funerals, Court)
If you feel your student was marked incorrectly for the day please call the attendance office at 724-214-3238.
If you feel your student was marked incorrectly for an individual class period contact the teacher for that period.