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 any time 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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