Submitting an Excuse
Submitting an Excuse
Once your child enters kindergarten, school attendance is required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If your child must miss school, a written excuse that includes the following information is required.
The child’s full name
The child’s grade
The date the note is being written
The date of the tardy or absence
The reason for the tardy or absence
The parent/guardian’s full name
The parent/guardian’s signature
The parent/guardian’s phone number
Click here to access all excuse forms. This includes the absence form (tardy and early dismissal), vacation form (Waiver of Compulsary Attendance), college visit form and job shadow guidelines.
Notes may be submitted in one of the following ways:
Your child may deliver it to the office prior to their return to school. Or, in the case of an early dismissal, prior to leaving school early.
You may scan a copy or take a photo of the note and email it to your child's school office. The contact information is below.
You may fax it to your child’s school office. The contact information is below.
We must have written notification. Please do not call to report an absence.
*VoTech students must bring two absent excuses, one for Butler and one for VoTech.
As parents and legal guardians, you are encouraged to schedule vacations at times other than on the days that our schools are in session. Cooperatively, we have an important role in stressing the value of education to our children. If, however, an application for a Waiver of Compulsory Attendance (Vacation Form) must be submitted, parents/guardians and students should plan carefully. Please plan ahead so that absences do not occur during important educational periods. The absence should not exceed 5 school days in length. It is imperative the application be submitted to a building principal two weeks in advance of the date for which approval is requested per Board Policy 204. Thank you for your cooperation!
Attendance Office Contact Information
If you need to submit a note for an excused absence, please email it or fax it to the appropriate school.
|Senior High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||724-287-5399|
|Intermediate High Schoolemail@example.com||724-287-5457|
|Broad Street Elementary School|
|Center Township Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||724-282-3503|
|Connoquenessing Elementary Schoolemail@example.com||724-789-7478|
|Emily Brittain Community Partnership
and Demonstration School
|McQuistion Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||724-287-1119|
|Northwest Elementary Schoolemail@example.com||724-287-2516|
|Summit Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||724-287-2734|
|Center Avenue Community Schoolemail@example.com||724-287-0263|