• ALL SCHOOLS

    Returning to school after an absence:  A written note from a parent or doctor is required upon the student’s return and should include the following information: the student's full name, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, and the signature of parent/guardian. Notes need to turned into the school within 3 days of an absence to excuse them.

    For absences of 3 days or longer, a physician’s note is required in accordance with the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Board policy. Current options for excusal note submission are: 

    1) Physical notes brought to the school to be turned into the student's teacher (elementary) or attendance office

    2) Pictures of handwritten notes with a signature attached to an email, addressed to the school attendance email  line. 

    Click here for the WSSD Attendance Note to excuse absences: WSSD Attendance note form

    Click here for the procedures on Attendance note submission: WSSD Attendance procedures

     

     

     ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (NPE, SRS, WES)

    Early dismissal:  Please send a note to school with your child if he or she is to be dismissed early.
    Late arrivals:  Students arriving after 8:45 a.m. are considered tardy and must sign-in on the clipboard in the main office.
    Absences:  Parents are requested to report their child's absence by calling the child's school attendance phone line or email line anytime before 9:00 a.m. Automatic SchoolMessenger notifications are made to parents if word of an absence is not received by that time.

    NPE: (610) 874-5236, npe-attendance@wssd.org

    SRS: (610) 544-5702, srs-attendance@wssd.org

    WES: (610)565-7847,  wes-attendance@wssd.org  WES Printable Absence notes

    Special transportation arrangements:  Students who will be using an alternative form of transport to leave school - such as a carpool, getting a ride with a friend, etc. - must have a note, signed by a parent, which provides specific details about the transportation arrangements.

    After-school activities:  Students who plan to remain after school (for any reason) must have a note, signed by a parent, indicating why the students will remain after school.
     
     
     
      
     

    STRATH HAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Early dismissal:  Please send a note to school with your child if he or she is to be dismissed early.
    Late arrivals:  Students arriving after 7:48 a.m. are considered tardy and must sign-in on the clipboard in the main office to receive a late pass to class.
    Absences:  Parents are requested to report their child's absence by calling the SHMS school attendance line or emailing the attendance line anytime before 8:00 a.m.  Automatic SchoolMessenger calls are made to parents if word of an absence is not received by that time.

    SHMS: (610) 892-3466, shms-attendance@wssd.org

     

      

    STRATH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL

    Early dismissal:  Please send a note to school with your child if he or she is to be dismissed early.
    Late arrivals:  Students arriving after 7:35 a.m. are considered tardy and must sign-in on the clipboard in the attendance office or attendance desks to receive a late pass to class.
     
    Notfication of student absences and the electronic submittal of attached pictures of excusal notes can be sent to: