• PA state law requires written documentation anytime a student is not present for school.

    Please refer to the DASD Code of Student Conduct 7.16.14 for more information.


    STUDENT BUS PASS:  Due to our COVID transportation and safety procedures, bus passes will only be granted in extraordinary situations.  To secure permission to ride a bus other than the student’s assigned bus, a parent/guardian must write an email to dm_attendance@dasd.org stating the nature of the emergency.  The email should include a phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached during the day.

    TARDY/LATE: If a student arrives late, you may drop your child off at the front office; a parent/guardian is not required to sign them into school.  Written documentation - either a doctor or parent/guardian note is required.  You can submit tardy notes via email (preferred) to our attendance clerks Mrs. von Heimburg (kvonheimburg@dasd.org) and Ms. Dunlevy (adunlevy@dasd.org) OR brought to the front office by the student.  Please include the following when reporting the tardy:

    • Student Fill Name (First & Last)
    • Homeroom Teacher
    • Grade
    • Reason for Tardiness

    ABSENT: A signed parent/guardian excuse note or email (preferred), must be returned/submitted within three (3) days of the attendance entry or the absence will be considered unexcused and/or illegal.  Please email dm_attendance@dasd.org to report an absence and provide the following when reporting the absence: 

    • Student Full Name (First & Last)
    • Grade
    • Reason for Absence

    You will receive an automatic reply/confirmation that your note was received via email.

    A physician’s excuse is required for any consecutive absence of more than 3 school days. Please email your child’s teacher(s) for homework assignments if your child has been absent 3 or more consecutive days. You may also check your child’s Schoology Account for assignments.

    EARLY DISMISSAL: If a student is leaving early, we need written communication via email (preferred) or brought to the front office by the student the morning of the early dismissal, after checking with the homeroom teacher. An early dismissal pass will be issued at that time, so that the student may meet you at the designated dismissal time.  The student will need to check out with our receptionist when they leave. You can submit early dismissal emails to our attendance clerks Mrs. von Heimburg (kvonheimburg@dasd.org) and Ms. Dunlevy (adunlevy@dasd.org). Please include the following when reporting the dismissal: 

    • Student Full Name (First & Last)
    • Grade
    • Dismissal Date
    • Time Leaving
    • Approximate Time Returning (if applicable)
    • Reason for Dismissal

     VACATION / FAMILY TRIP:  The district's policy on absence for trips requires requests be made at least 3 days prior to the day of the trip. The form is available below and should be emailed to dm_attendance@dasd.org to be processed for approval.