Attendance Policy

The full Board Approved attendance policy can be accessed here. Please send a written/emailed excuse for your child on the day he/she returns to school to A handwritten note can be turned in to the Attendance Office. Please be aware that if a written or emailed excuse is not received within three (3) calendar days upon the student’s return, the absence will be marked illegal (ILX). Students accumulating three or more illegal absences will be scheduled for an Attendance Improvement Conference with the Assistant Principal.

If your child will miss school due to a pre-planned educational trip, a Pre Approved Absence Form must be completed and submitted one week in advance of the absence.


Jefferson Middle School
21 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 344-2120