Phone: 302-698-8410 ext. 502
Degrees and Certifications:
Delaware public school attendance laws state that every parent, guardian, or other person having legal control of a child between five (5) and sixteen (16) years of age is required to send such child to school in the district of residence each day of the minimum school term beginning the first day of the school year.
When a student accumlates more than (3) unexcused absences, he/she is considered in violation of district policy and Delaware state law on attendance. According to 14 Delaware C, 2729 and 2730, "Truancy" or "Truant" shall refer to a pupil enrolled in grades k through 12 inclusive who has been absent from school without a valid excuse for more than (3) days without a valid excuse during a given school year. Parents of students deemed truant will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Parents found guilty of violating Delaware's compulsory attendance requirements may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment. The following actions will be considered:
* Parent notification/letter sent home
* Certified letter sent home
* Parent Conference
* Visiting Teacher notified
* Possible home visit
* Charges filed in truancy court
* Notification of The Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families
Please send all early dismissal notes, excused absence notes, and Family Trip Forms to the main office. You may also email notes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 302-698-8419.