Attendance
Regular school attendance is critical to a quality education.  All children are urged to attend every day, unless prevented by illness.  EASD attendance practices support the academic success of your child.  Please read over the following guidelines, and contact your building principal with questions.  EASD attendance information is written in accordance with Pennsylvania Compulsory Attendance Laws, and addresses the following:
  • Rising number of attendance concerns
  • Clarification of district attendance policies
  • Consistency throughout the five elementary schools
  • Consistency from the elementary to the secondary level

Please note that if attendance of a Kindergarten student is an issue of concern, and the matter cannot be resolved, EASD has the authority to withdraw the student from enrollment.  Prior to this occurring, the school will complete a Truancy Elimination Plan, and work with a family to identify contributing factors.  Families of Kindergarten students are encouraged to contact the school for assistance if needed.  EASD is committed to helping students succeed at all levels. 

Attendance Tracking
Attendance is tracked thoroughly by the district Home and School Visitor, Jennifer Kenny.  This position is part of the district Support Services.  The Home and School Visitor focuses on eliminating barriers to the academic success of each EASD student. 

Miss Kenny is located in the high school counseling office, and can be reached at (717) 367-1533, x1117.  You are encouraged to call at anytime to discuss attendance related issues. 


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