Students are expected to attend school daily. Our attendance policy is based on the following:Improving the student’s chances for acceptance in the work place. Helping the student to develop a sense of responsibility, discipline, and good work habits.Developing a sense of teamwork which fosters dependability and will benefit the work force. Establishing a rapport between home and school to encourage regular school attendance. Frequent absences greatly affect student accumulation of competencies and are greatly discouraged. All regulations related to attendance and tardiness are in effect when students are on co-op, work-site, or clinical assignments.Additionally, students are responsible for: Providing verifiable proof of excused absence by a parent/guardian, as required by the Commonwealth of PA. Make up work when absent from school.
Absence Call In Procedures
Parents are asked to call the Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center’s attendance office at (610) 489-7272 X 209 when a student will be absent or tardy. This call will be listed and will be accepted as a temporary excuse to be followed by a written excuse within three (3) school days.
A student who is absent from school must, upon his/her return, present a note to the homeroom teacher stating the following:
- Student Name
- Date(s) of Absence
- Reason for Absence
- Parent Signature
The note must be received within three (3) days of the student’s return to school or the absence will be classified as unlawful or unexcused.
DAYS IN WHICH A STUDENT IS TRUANT OR UNEXCUSED WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ANY RIGHT TO MAKE UP WORK.