The Clarion-Limestone School District believes that student attendance is critical for academic success. All students are expected to be at school on time every day. Every effort should be made to schedule medical appointments outside of the school day. Students are expected to be in their first period class when the bell rings at 7:30, therefore, students should arrive at school between 7:15-7:45. Any student not in class at 7:30, will be required to have a tardy slip from the office.

Students will have 3 days to turn in an excuse if they are absent from school. The absence will be marked as unexcused/illegal if the student fails to bring in a written excuse within three (3) school days following the absence.


  • After 5 unexcused tardies the student will be assigned a detention. Each unexcused tardy thereafter, will result in a detention being assigned. Student driving privileges may be suspended or revoked due to persistent tardiness.
  • After 3 days of absence, parents/gurdians are requested to notify the Main Office as to the nature of the illness. At that time,you may request the student’s homework assignments for the past excused absences.
  • Excessive Absences

  • Over 8 days – a warning letter will be sent home
  • After 10 days – You will be required to submit a doctor’s excuse for each absence. Each day of absence without a doctor’s excuse is determined to be unexcused. The administration may review circumstances on a case by case basis.
  • Educational Field Trips

    The school must be notified at least one week prior to taking the trip. These will be limited by school board policy to no more than 2 trips per year not to exceed a combined total of 7 school days. The procedure to follow to request an educational trip is to submit the educational trip request form(available at the high school office or downloaded from the web) or a written letter to the principal requesting the vacation days. The student will then be given a letter of approval that the student muse use to notify his/her teacher and also to make arrangements to get assignments and make up work. Trips taken during the PSSA/Keystone testing windows and the last two weeks of school are not permitted.