• Central Bucks School District attendance policies conform to the Pennsylvania School Code sections 1326 to 1333 dealing with compulsory school attendance. “Every child of compulsory school age having a legal residence in this Commonwealth… is required to attend a day school in which the subjects and activities prescribed by the standards of the State Board of Education are taught.”


    Here is a list of absence/lateness reasons that are excusable in PA Public Schools:

    • illness
    • quarantine
    • death in the immediate family
    • religious holidays
    • home emergencies
    • health care directly related to the student

    Absence excuses must be called/emailed within three (3) days of the student’s return. Excuses not reported within three days may result in the absence(s) being classified as illegal. State law requires that an explanation of absence be stated in order for schools to excuse an absence.

    As per CBSB Policy 204, students with more than 10 excused absences cumulative throughout the school year must have a doctor's note for each absence thereafter. Please contact Mrs. Nancy Killian (nkillian@cbsd.org), our certified school nurse, if you have questions or concerns about your student's health-related absences.

    For additional information about school attendance please see  School Board Policy 204.  

    Thank you for visiting the Groveland Attendance web page. It is our hope that this resource will help home and school work together to support good attendance and success in learning. You may call the main office if you have questions: 267-893-4000.


    Please See the District Guidelines Below on How to Create an Absence:


    Online Absence Request (See below for directions on how to report an absence.)

    • Parents and guardians will be able to submit absence requests via the Parent Portal. Parents can request a full day absence, early dismissal, or late arrival.
    • Absence requests will be reviewed by the school attendance staff and approved or denied.
    • Requests made using the Parent Portal will also serve as an excuse for the absence. Parents will not be required to submit an excuse, either electronic or written.
    • Parents/ guardians are required to notify the school at least three (3) days prior to the absences covered by this regulation so that the student may obtain work to keep current with class progress.  Each school has a form - Approved Absence Request.
    • For all vacation requests, please utilize that option through the Parent Portal.  Your school attendance office will contact you with any additional information that is required. 
    • TO REQUEST APPROVAL FOR ABSENCE DUE TO FAMILY TRAVEL, click here to print and return this form to the Groveland Main Office.

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