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Absences and Lateness

Attendance Reminders

Whether a student is in school or learning virtually, Cardinal O’Hara upholds the same attendance policies. Any changes in a student’s attendance should be communicated by an adult via the attendance line- 610-544-3800 extension 1827.
This includes; but is not limited to, absences, early dismissals, funerals, medical appointments, sudden illness during the school day or other emergencies, etc.
 
If your student is going to be virtual on a day he or she is expected in the building, you must call the attendance line to indicate that your child will be "Virtual on an in-person day." The student will be expected to be present, visible and active in all classes that day. It is critical for the safety and security of everyone that we have an accurate count of who is physically present in the school building in case of emergencies. However, all students should stick to their hybrid or fully virtual schedule. Hybrid students should only go temporarily virtual if they are having surgery, require a brief extended absence, are advised to quarantine, and should clear this with school administration prior.