Attendance Expectations

What Everyone Needs to Know

Consistent with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) guidance, the School District of Philadelphia has implemented attendance procedures to facilitate the ability to document and record meaningful attendance information for all students receiving 100% digital learning. Students are expected to attend all virtual classes daily, be ready for instruction and complete all assignments. It is expected that parents will ensure that their student(s) are present for all instructional time and complete required assignments, communicate with the teacher if their student(s) need instructional support and provide documentation explaining all student absences no later than three (3) days after the student returns to school. Teachers are expected to provide meaningful instruction for students during the instructional day.

If you have any questions regarding student attendance, please email the Office of Attendance and Truancy @ attendanceandtruancy@philasd.org. For more information on attendance guidelines please click here!

Need specific information on 20-21 virtual attendance? Click here!


Need Attendance Steppers? Watch the videos below!

K – 8 Simple Schedule

Middle & High School

Taking Period Attendance

Resolving Period Attendance