Attendance Guidelines

  • Northern York County School District
    650 South Baltimore Street
    Dillsburg, PA 17019

    Attendance Information

    24 P.S. 13-1326 and 22 Pa. Code 11.13

    Compulsory school age in Pennsylvania refers to the period of a child’s life from the time the child enters school (which may be no later than at the age of 6 years), until the age of 18 or graduation from high school, whichever occurs first. 

    Parent/Guardian Communication Plan

    Parent receives Doctor's Excuse Warning Letter  -  6th Parent-noted absence

    Parent receives Doctor's Excuse Required Letter  -  10th Parent-noted absence

    Parent receives First Notice Letter  -  3rd Unlawful Absence

    Parent invited to a School Attendance Improvement Conference (student, parent, school team in attendance) where a School Attendance Improvement Plan is developed.  -  4th or 5th Unlawful Absence

    School may file Charges with the District Magistrate and/or submit a York County Truancy Referral to Children and Youth  -  6th Unlawful Absence

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's building principal.