Absence: Whenever your child is absent, you must call the attendance answering machine prior to the beginning of the school day. All students returning to school (absent or late) must have a written note from their parent or guardian. Reasons for an excused absence are illness, quarantine or death in the family. Please call the school absence line at 610-284-7995 to report your child's absence. Please give your child's name, room number, teacher's name and reason for absence.