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Early Dismissals

To arrange to have a excused from school early, a parent must send a note with the student or call the Penn Hills High School Attendance Office (ext. 5284) or Penn Hills High School Front Office (ext. 5208). If someone other than the parent or guardian is picking up the student, it must be stated on the note or explained when calling. A photo ID by the parent/guardian/designee is required for a student being removed from school.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education does not approve of any early dismissal unless emergency conditions exist.

Early dismissals will be permitted only if one of the following conditions are met:

  1. The student presents a doctor or dentist’s appointment on official medical stationary.

  2. The parent appears in person at the appropriate school attendance office to accompany the student.
  3. The student has submitted a written request from the parent/guardian upon arrival to school, and a member of the office staff has validated the request.
  4. If the student becomes ill during the day, he/she must be properly excused by the Health Office, or the Main Office.

Please Note

  • In compliance with the Pennsylvania School Code, early dismissals for purposes of any type of employment will not be considered.

  • Early dismissal forms must be obtained from the Attendance Office.

  • An approved early dismissal does not automatically permit student parking on school grounds.

  • Students must attend at least four (4) class periods (not ISS) during the day in order to qualify for participation in after-school and evening activities. Those assigned to ISS do not qualify.

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