Attendance, Absence, Early Dismissal

Attending school regularly and on time is a key to success in school. Parents are legally responsible for their child’s daily attendance. Under Delaware’s truancy law, school-age children found out of school may be detained by police pending a determination of their status. In all cases of absence or tardiness, the student must bring a written excuse signed by a parent/guardian. Schools closely monitor student attendance and may contact parents to determine the status of a child who is not in school. Requests for early dismissal or extended absences must be made in advance by a written note signed by a parent/ guardian, indicating the time, date and reason. Permission will be granted in accordance with the policy of the school and district. For more information on this topic, please refer to the brochure below or see the Student Code of Conduct.