District Attendance Policy

The Board requires that school age students enrolled in district schools attend school regularly, in accordance with state laws. The educational program offered by the district is predicated upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation in order for students to achieve academic standards and consistent educational progress.

Attendance shall be required of all students, of compulsory school age, enrolled in district schools during the days and hours that school is in session. Compulsory school age refers to the period of a child’s life from the time the child enters school as a beginner, which may be no later than eight years of age, until the age of seventeen or graduation from a high school, whichever occurs first.

Regular, daily attendance will be required except that a principal or district administrator may excuse a student for temporary absences upon receipt of satisfactory evidence of mental, physical, or other urgent reasons that may reasonably cause the student's absence. Urgent reasons shall be strictly construed and do not permit irregular attendance. 

For more information on Hempfield School District's attendance policies, please refer to the links to the right.  For any other questions, please call the office of student services at 717-459-9009. 

Attendance Resources

Hempfield K-12 Attendance Guidlines

Hempfield Board Policy on Attendance

State Compulsory Attendance Policy

Penalties for Violation of Attendance

Pre-Approved Absence Form

Pupil Excuse - Blank Booklet


District Attendance Secretaries

Building Name Phone
CES Luann Bicevskis 717-898-5575
CMS Jackie Rieker 717-898-5580
EPES Rhonda Sheffy 717-569-1211
FES Sue Zeller 717-898-5595
HHS (9) Julia Ketchum 717-898-5541
HHS (10) Jan Bernardini
717-898-5532
HHS (11) Deb Mudrick 717-898-5509
HHS (12) Janet Fritz 717-898-5540
LIC Tammy Miller 717-898-5590
LMS Shelly Vanderlaan 717-898-5607
LPC Terry Martin 717-898-5519
MES Michele Trostle 717-898-5606
RES Dava Krieder 717-299-7126