• Fort Cherry School District Attendance Protocol

    Fort Cherry School District's Attendance Policy was revised in July 2022 to better reflect Commonwealth law.

    Here is a video description of the changes:


    For all absences, the policy requires that, for excusal, a written excuse is sent to the building within five (5) days of the child's return to school. Written excuses may be submitted in the following ways:

    • Written note submitted to the school.
    • Emailed note to the building secretary:
    • Complete the Absence Excuse Form for your child's building.
    • Have a medical note emailed or faxed to your child's building.
      • Fax Numbers
        • Elementary: 724-356-2770
        • High School: 724-356-2769

    After ten (10) total days of absence (for any reason), medical documentation will be required to excuse any future absence.

    Unexcused Absences

    Any absence for which a note is not submitted or is deemed not to meet the requirements set in policy is coded as unexcused/unlawful. The graphic below details the process for addressing unexcused/unlawful absences.

    FCSD Attendance Protocol