Middle schools implement absentee calls

Beginning the week of Jan. 18, Penn Manor middle schools started using an automated calling system to alert parents/guardians of students who are absent from school.

The calling process begins at approximately 9:30 a.m. each morning.  The purpose of the call is to notify parents/guardians that their student is not in school on a particular day. Within three days of the student’s return, an excuse note from a parent/guardian must be provided to the school.

The system was implemented earlier this month at the high school.