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Attendance Procedures

 Please click here to view the attendance policy for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please note some improvements have been made to our attendance reporting practices. 

Excused Absences: 
Any child who is absent from school must present an excuse written by their parent or guardian upon his/her return. The note must clearly indicate the reason for absence and must be turned in within (3) three school days from the child's return to school. Please note that a phone call does not excuse your child's absence. An email will be accepted as long as it is submitted within three days of the absence. 
 
Providing an Absence Excuse: 
The preferred method is to email the Eleanor Roosevelt attendance office at erattendance@pennsburysd.org. You can compose your own excuse note or complete the excuse form here.
 
Acceptable Exucses for Absence:
  • Illness, quarantine or obtaining professional health care or therapy from a licensed practitioner
  • Family emergency 
  • Required court appearance
  • Death in family
  • Observance of a religious holiday observed by bona fide religious group, upon prior written parental request
  • Educational Trips (See more information below)

Educational Trips:
Requests for permission to have children absent from school for an educational trips must be made at least ten (10) days prior to the trip. The number of approved days absent can not exceed five (5) days in a given school year. Days beyond this limit will be considered unlawful and/or unexcused. The student will be held responsible for making up missed assignments.  

Unexcused or Unlawful Absences:
If an excuse is not presented within three (3) school days, the absence will be marked unexcused. Only medical excuses, signed by a practitioner, will be accepted after three (3) days. All absences for reasons other than those listed above will be considered unexcused. All unexcused absences for students under the age of 17 are also recorded as unlawful.

Tardiness and Early Dismissal: 
Whenever students arrive late or depart prior to the end of the school day, parents/guardians must present the school with a written note explaining the situation. These incidents are recorded as "excused" or "unexcused" applying the same criteria as those for full-day absences. Please note: When picking up your student you must show a valid ID. 

Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary
185 Walton Drive
Morrisville, PA 19067-5998
Telephone: 215-428-4256
Mission Statement
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,
the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative,
ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.
national district of character
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