Welcome to the Attendance Policies and Procedures
Please be aware that as of February 2020, PA Legislation (Act 138) has been revised. Act 138 stipulates that after three (3) days of unlawful absences (including unexcused absences) within one school year, parents will receive a letter from their child's school outlining the consequences of habitual truancy and inviting them to a School Attendance Improvement Conference (as required of schools per the legislation). Additional absences may result in a referral to a school-based attendance improvement program, referral to Bucks County Children and Youth Services, and/or a citation for violating compulsory attendance laws. Penalties for conviction include fines of up to $750.00 for each offense. 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".
TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, please leave a message on the CB South 24 hour Attendance Hotline (267)893-3200 or send an e-mail to the Attendance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your student's name, grade, date of absence and reason. Students with unlawful absences are also subject to school-based disciplinary consequences. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.TO CONFIRM AN EARLY RELEASE, please call 267-893-3008.WORKING VIRTUALLY: If your child is scheduled to be in-person for Hybrid and is unable to attend due to illness, but is able to participate virtually in their classes, we are ask that you call the CB South 24 hour Attendance Hotline (267)893-3200 or send an e-mail to the Attendance Office at email@example.com . Please include your student's name, grade, date of absence and reason. Please note that your child will be marked absent until we receive confirmation from a parent or guardian.
To see your student's attendance record, go to the Parent Portal!Are you planning family travel or a college visit with your student? If so, please complete the Family Travel/College Visit Absence Request Form so that we can code your child's absence accordingly. Absences for travel reasons will be marked unexcused until this form is completed by all parties and submitted to the Attendance Office.
Thank you for visiting the South 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 Attendance Office if you have questions: 267-893-3009.