• Attendance Procedure

    • For the 1st, 3rd, and 6th unexcused absences you will receive a letter notifying you of these absences.
    • In addition, for the 6th unexcused absence, a School Attendance Improvement Plan (SAIP) meeting will be scheduled. At the meeting, an Attendance Improvement Action Plan will be developed with Principals, Counselors, Truancy Officer, Parent(s)/Guardian(s), and the student.
    • For the 10th unexcused absence, the District Truancy Officer will submit paperwork to the District Justice for review and possible fines up to $300.
    • For the 6th unexcused absence, the District Truancy Officer will contact Children & Youth Services for students 14 and younger.
    • Further unexcused absences will be submitted to the District Justice.

    Tardy Procedure (Arrival after 8:45 for elementary schools and after 7:40 for secondary schools)

    • The first three (3) unexcused tardies are exempt from any consequence, but parent(s)/guardians(s) will be contacted via letter after the third unexcused tardy.
    • After the first three (3) unexcused tardies, each tardy will be counted as 1/10 of an unexcused absence. (ex. 10 tardies = 1 unexcused absence)
    • Secondary students (Middle School and High School) will be assigned a detention when 8 unexcused tardies have been accumulated. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted.
    • If any student accumulates 13 unexcused tardies, a SAIP meeting will be scheduled with parent(s)/guardian(s). At the meeting, a Tardy Improvement Action Plan will be developed with Principals, Counselors, Truancy Officer, Parent(s)/Guardian(s), and the student.
    • Secondary students (Middle School and High School) will be assigned an in-school suspension when 14 unexcused tardies have been accumulated. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted.
    • Further accumulation of unexcused tardies will be subject to further disciplinary measures at the secondary level.

    Your child’s attendance is of the utmost importance to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school attendance secretary, principal, or our Truancy Officer – Rebecca Slavinsky (rslavinsky@hannasd.org, 717-657-5100 Ext 43010).