About Attendance & Truancy
The School District of Philadelphia is here as a trusted partner with families to help your child attend school on time on the first day and every day during the school year. On this page, you’ll find helpful information, toolkits, and other resources to support your child’s attendance success.
Research shows that daily school attendance is critical for every student’s academic success and social-emotional well-being. Students with good attendance are more likely to:
- read on or above grade level
- perform well in math
- build healthy, lasting relationships at school
- and successfully graduate high school on time