• The attendance policy for Owen J. Roberts School District is available online at:

    Policy 204

    To report all absences or tardiness, please call (610) 469-5688


    Regular attendance at school is an important part of every student's success and is necessary in order to gain the greatest benefit from the educational experience. However, we understand that sometimes family activities and events may require students to be absent from class while school is in session. All families are required to submit non-school sponsored travel requests, prior to your trip.

    Please know that our schools no longer accept non-school sponsored travel requests during or after a trip is taken. The request must be completed in Skyward before your child is absent from school as part of your trip. We also want to remind families that this process in Skyward only applies to non-school sponsored travel. Please continue to use 610-469-5688 to report any absences that are unrelated to travel. 

    Please click here to watch a brief video showing you how to quickly and conveniently fill out the form using your phone or mobile device.


    Parents/guardians will notify the school of their child’s absence by telephone the evening before or the morning of the student’s absence.** All documentation of student absences, including a record of all telephone calls, will be maintained in the School Attendance Office and shall be considered the official record. Communications for reporting student absences will only be accepted from the authorized parents and/or guardians. The procedures are as follows:

    The evening before or by the start of the school day on the morning of the absence, the parent/guardian must call: (610) 469-5688.

    The system will direct the caller to the appropriate building extension. The phone call may be recorded for security or verification purposes.

    At the tone, please state:

    • your (parent or guardian) name
    • your relationship to the student
    • the student’s full name
    • the student’s grade
    • the reason for the absence or tardiness
    • the teacher/homeroom name, if known
    • a return telephone number
    If the student is absent for more than one day, the parents/guardians should call the attendance line for each subsequent day unless instructed otherwise by the building attendance clerk.
    In those cases where the student is absent and the parent has not called, the school office will attempt to call the parent at home or place of work and, if necessary, leave a message.

    Any student who is absent for three or more consecutive days is required to present a physician’s excuse to validate the absences.

    ** Written excuse cards delivered by hand or fax will continue to be accepted.