Absences

Pre-K

Please report absences to the pre-K office (215-849-1983) by 8:45 am.

Grades K - 5 

Please report absences to the Lower School office (215-844-3460, ext. 118) or jbarone@penncharter.com by 8:30 am. Arrangements can be made for homework assignments and books to be picked up after school, or to be sent home with another student who lives nearby. If an absence is due to illness, a doctor’s note is required for absences longer than three days. If the absence is three days or less, a doctor’s note is not required.

In the case of a communicable illness, a doctor’s note is required before a student may return to school, regardless of the length of the absence. (See the Health Services section for more information.) 

If parents know in advance that their child will be absent for one or more days for reasons other than illness, a parent note explaining the reason for the absence, regardless of the length of the absence, must be brought to school. Please do not plan non-essential absences (e.g. vacation trips) during scheduled school time. 

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Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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