Attendance FAQ

The Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education believes that attendance in school is absolutely essential to the successful completion of the curriculum.

The Attendance Office is responsible for accurately recording and monitoring daily student attendance. Students are to be in school each day school is in session. Parents and students are encouraged to schedule appointments after the school day. Students who attend Delaware Area Career Center must adhere to the Delaware Area Career Center school calendar.

Who do I contact with questions about attendance?
Haley Curry, Attendance Secretary
Fill out this form to report your child's tardy or absence
Or report an absence by phone: 740-203-2268

Which school calendar should be followed? The partner school's calendar or the Delaware Area Career Center Calendar?
Students are required to attend school whenever the Delaware Area Career Center is in session. View our school calendar here.

Will I receive a call from the school when my child is absent?
Yes, the school has an automated phone system that will contact you whenever your child is absent. You will receive a phone call and text message.

What do I do if my child is going to be late for school?
Contact the attendance office using the options above to let us know why your child is going to be late.

When I call to report my child will be absent, is the absence automatically marked?
Yes - we will accept a parent phone call, submission of the DACC Absence Form, or note.

If I forget to send a note with my child upon their return from an absence, how long do I have before the absence is considered unexcused?
We will allow 24 hours for a parent phone call or note to be submitted or for the Report an Absence Form to be submitted before the absence is considered unexcused.

How many absences can my child have with a parent excuse?
Students are permitted 12 absences verified with a parent phone call, note, or the submission of the Report An Absence Form for the entire school year.

If my child is required to be at their associate school for testing, a field trip, or some other reason, what is the procedure?
Students should either obtain a Pre-Arranged Form three days in advance from the attendance office, or the student should return with a note from their associate school.

If my child's associate school is closed for parent conferences, has a different spring break, or is closed for other reason that is not weather-related; how will they get to DACC?
Bus transportation is provided from each high school building every day the Delaware Area Career Center is in session, or you may provide your own transportation.

If my child's associate school is closed because of weather, are they expected to attend DACC?
Road conditions and weather can vary from location to location. Parents have the discretion not to send their child in these situations. Please see our Closing & Delay Procedures.

When might my child become truant from school?
The Delaware Area Career Center follows the guidelines of House Bill 410, which can be accessed here.

I am 18 years of age or will be 18 during the school year, how many days of school can I miss?
12 absences either unexcused or verified with a parent note.