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Compulsory Attendance and Cumulative Lawful Absence

Pennsylvania laws regarding compulsory attendance and cumulative absence have been implemented in the Colonial School District. It is mandatory for all children of compulsory school age, who have a legal residence in Pennsylvania, to attend school every day.

Considered as lawful absences are student illness, family emergency, religious holidays, medical or dental appointments, and educational travel with prior approval of the principal. A written excuse from the parent is required explaining the reason for the absence.

A maximum of ten (10) days of cumulative lawful absences, verified by written parental notification, may be permitted during a school year. Included in the 10 days are any family educational trips receiving approval. All absences beyond ten (10) cumulative days require a written excuse from a physician.

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Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (grades 9-12)

Colonial Middle School (grades 6-8)

Colonial Elementary (grades 4-5)

Conshohocken Elementary (grades K-3)

Plymouth Elementary (grades K-3)

Ridge Park Elementary (grades K-3)

Whitemarsh Elementary (grades K-3)

If you'd like to print any of these forms to complete and send in to school with your child, click here.