Reporting Attendance

Attendance Letter to Families

SDST Attendance FAQ's

Elementary School Hours 

Regular School Day:      8:55 am - 3:25 pm
Early Dismissal:               8:55 am - 12:00 pm
2-Hour Delay:                 10:55 am - 3:25 pm

Middle and High School Hours

Regular School Day:      7:45 am - 2:41 pm
Early Dismissal:               7:45 am - 11:10 am
2-Hour Delay:                  9:45 am - 2:41 pm

To report an absence to your child's school, please email and include your child's full name and grade in the subject line as well as a reason for your child's absence citing one of the approved reasons.

Note:  If you email, you do not have to call the office.

If you choose to call the office or are in need of a last minute early dismissal, please dial:

 If you choose to call, you must follow up with an email or a written note within 3 school days for the absence to be excused.  


The following are School Board approved conditions for an excused absence to be granted based on Pennsylvania School Code:

  • Illness
  • Quarantine
  • Family Emergency including a death in the family
  • Family Educational Travel, Tours, and Trips (with prior approval by SDST administration)
  • Impassable Roads
  • Recovery from Accident
  • Required Court Appearance