Shamona Creek Elementary School

General Attendance Information:

Reporting Absences

Email at the following address: . Provide the student’s name, homeroom teacher and reason for the absence. 

A signed parent/guardian excuse note or email excuse note must be returned within 3 days of the student absence or the absence will be marked unexcused and/or illegal. A physician's excuse is required for any consecutive absence of more than 3 school days. Please refer to DASD Code of Student Conduct 7.16.14.

Please email your child's teacher(s) for homework assignments if your child has been absent 3 or more consecutive days.  

PA state law requires written documentation anytime a student is not at school
  • Calls to the attendance hotline are no longer required or monitored!
  • SchoolMessenger will send an automatic phone call to parents/guardians if a student has been marked absent from homeroom. If you feel the call was made in error, and that your child is actually at school, please call 610-458-8703 to verify.
  • If a student arrives late we need written documentation - either a doctor or parent note.   Please note: Not all lates are excused, even with a parent note. Click here to access the Parent Handbook  for acceptable reasons a student may be late to school. 
  • If a student is leaving early we need written or email communication sent to the office the morning of the early dismissal.
  • Any time you have an emergency need for an early dismissal, please call the school at 610-458-8703.
  • Absence notes need to be received at the school within three days of the student’s return to school.   Use the following attendance email:   If you send an email for the absence note, do not also send a written note.