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All Things Attendance

 

All things attendance for the Keystone Central School District

Experience and research provide evidence that regular school attendance and sound academic achievement are related. The importance of time on task in reaching the district's educational goals can hardly be overestimated.

This site is intended to provide up to date information about the district's attendance policies and procedures. Use the links on the left to access specific information concerning your child's attendance. 

 KCSD Attendance Policy 204-Direct link to Board Policy

How to Report an absence

 

Reporting an absence.

If a student is absent from school a written explanation must be submitted upon their return within 3 days.

Parents may send the excuse through the mail, e-mail or by fax directly to the school or the student may bring the excuse to the school.

ATTENDANCE CLERKS   EMAIL PHONE Fax
Bucktail High School   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-923-1166 570-923-2233
Central Mountain High School   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-893-4646 570-893-4640
 Central Mountain Middle School    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-726-3141 570-726-7227
         
Dickey Elementary   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-748-2101 570-893-4949
Liberty Curtain Elementary   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-962-2225 570-962-3124
Mill Hall Elementary   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-726-3105 570-726-7014
Renovo Elementary   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-923-2100 570-923-2857
Robb Elementary   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-748-3501 570-893-4951
Woodward Elementary   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 570-748-4025 570-893-4952

 

Educational Field Trip Requests

From the Attendance Policy: No. 204
Educational/Vacation Tours And Trips, Grades K-12

(Click here for a copy of the Educational Field Trip Request Form )

In accordance with basic Board policy, it is necessary that family trips for educational purposes be considered within the context of school purpose and the law.

Upon receipt of a written request from the parents/guardians of the students involved, students may be excused from school attendance to participate in an educational tour or trip in accordance with state regulations. Such travel shall be at the expense of the parent/guardian and shall be subject to direction and supervision by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.

Approval of these trips shall be requested, in writing, on forms provided by the district. Requests must be submitted two (2) weeks before the date of departure and should be completed in detail. Forms shall not be accepted after the trip.

Submission of the form does not constitute approval. These requests will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Length of trip number of school days the student will miss.

2. Only five (5) days per year shall be considered. Trips will not be approved during the PSSA for grades 3-8 and 11 based on the current year testing window, middle school and high school mid-term exam and final exam testing windows.

In extreme circumstances, the Superintendent may approve educational trips during testing windows or for a period longer than five (5) days. The formal request will indicate the justification for the educational trip and an explanation as to why the trip cannot be taken during a school vacation or the summer break.

3. The number of absences accumulated prior to the scheduled trip.

4. The purpose, itinerary, and supportive educational aspects must be clearly explained for justifying such an experience beyond the classroom.

5. Approval will be contingent upon the student's academic progress, attendance record, discipline record, and on the student's responsibility for keeping up with assignments during the trip.

The building principal shall review each request for compliance with the stated conditions.

If approval is granted before the trip is taken, the student's absence will be excused. If prior approval is not received, the absence will be classified as an unlawful and/or unexcused absence. Should the student's absence extend beyond the approved time, such days will be classified as unlawful and/or unexcused. If approval is denied, the absence will be classified as an unlawful and/or unexcused absence unless a doctor's excuse is provided. All students are responsible for making up school work and tests missed during an approved trip. At the secondary level, this shall be at the initiation of the student and reasonable convenience of the teacher (s). Work that is not made up shall count as a failure. All work assigned prior to the trip must be returned the first day back or this will count as a failure.

Unapproved trips shall be treated as unexcused absences. As such, no work missed may be made up.

 

PA State Code Chap 11 - Student Attendance (Tab)

 

http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/022/chapter11/chap11toc.html

 

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