Student Absences

Category of Excused Absences:

  • Personal Illness
  • Death in immediate family
  • Family illness (physician's statement giving the necessity of the student's services required)
  • Religious holiday
  • Personal (doctor or dental appointment that cannot be scheduled at times other than school hours, court appearances, etc.)
  • School Activities

Unexcused Absences:

  • Excuses must be turned in to the appropriate school official within five (5) days of the student returning to school.
  • After five (5) unexcused days, the school will notify the parent/guardian that their child must attend school on a regular basis.
  • If a student acquires ten (10) or more unexcused days (no legal reason for absence) the school will make a formal referral to the School Social Worker.
  • If the child continues to accrue unexcused absences after the referral, a Legal Notice will be mailed to the parent/guardian.

Excused Absences:

  • The school will require a written note signed by the parent/legal guardian stating the reason for the child's absence.
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