Attendance & Tardy Guidelines

Attendance & Tardy Guidelines

Attendance email address implemented for Keystone Oaks Middle & High School

Keystone Oaks Middle School and Keystone Oaks High School are now utilizing an email address solely for attendance purposes. 

These email addresses should be used for reporting all aspects of attendance:

  • Daily Absences

  • Early Dismissals

  • Late Arrivals

  • Vacation Requests

The email address can also be used to send the school a copy of a medical excuse. Simply take a picture of the medical excuse and send it to the appropriate email address. These email accounts will be monitored. 

For dismissal changes after 2 p.m., please contact the school directly:

  • Keystone Oaks High School: 412-571-6000, Option 1

  • Keystone Oaks Middle School: 412-571-6000, Option 2

Attendance & Tardy Guidelines

Attendance Requirements
A strong relationship exists between good school attendance and academic achievement. The School laws of Pennsylvania state that students must attend school regularly. The attendance procedures are one of the most important aspects of the schools operation. 

We would like your cooperation in the following areas:
  1. Legal absences include illness, death in family, weather conditions preventing bus arrival, authorized religious holidays and pre-approved family vacations up to 5 days. 
  2. Approval for family trips should be requested at least 1 week prior to the date of departure.
  3. Call the school office on the second day of any absence.
  4. Send one of the excuse forms, completed, to school with your child upon his/her return. A copy of the excuse form is available for download on the right hand side. 
  5. Make every effort to see that your son or daughter is at the bus stop or in school on time. Please see each school's website for tardy times.
  6. Written requests are required for early dismissals. Students are not permitted to wait outside the office/building for pick-ups. Anyone calling for a student dismissal must meet the child in the school office. 

Vacation Absences

If a student is absent for vacation purposes for three days or more they must abide by the following rules:
  • Students must give the office personnel a written request for vacation time at least five days in advance
  • Assignments from teachers must be obtained
Please try to schedule vacations so that your child does not miss academic time. If this is impossible, then check with school authorities as to the requirements necessary to make up missed work necessary for a legally excused absence. Only a total of five (5) days will be excused. 
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