In order to participate in extracurricular activities, events, or athletics,
- a student must be present at least ½ of the school day with a valid excuse OR
- a student must not miss more than 90 minutes of the day unexcused OR
- a student must have prior absence approval from the administration in an extenuating circumstance
Furthermore, if a student is chronically or excessively late or absent from school, the administration shall evaluate each situation and determine the student's eligibility to participate in any extracurricular activity. The district reserves the right to require a physician's excuse to validate any period of absence. The principal, or their designee, shall have the final decision on eligibility for extracurricular activities, events, and athletics.
PIAA Bylaw Article III-3: How Attendance Affects Eligibility
A student who has been absent from school during a semester for a total of twenty (20) or more school days, is ineligible to participate in an Inter-School Practice, Scrimmage, or Contest until the student has been in attendance for a total of forty-five (45) school days following the student’s twentieth (20th) day of absence.