ABSENCES

Absences Excused Unexcused

Regular school attendance by a student is a necessary component for success educationally. Students are considered excused at parent request upon notification. Typically, students may be excused for illness, medical appointments, religious holidays, or other family obligations. Students are considered unexcused from school attendance if no contact has been made with school officials. Excessive unexcused absences are reported to a truancy officer.

A student who is excused from school attendance shall have the equivalent opportunity to make up any examination, study, or work requirements which he or she missed during the excused absence. The teacher shall give the student work assignments and schedules for completion, as well as a schedule for taking any missed examinations upon his/her return to school.

Absence Make-up Work

Parents of students who are absent from school due to illness may request make-up work prior to 10 a.m. by calling the school office. In the event that a child is ill for 2 days or longer, it is strongly recommended that parents call the office and request make-up work. Homework may be picked up in the school office from dismissal until 4 p.m. (East & West) and 3:45 p.m. (South). A student who is excused from school attendance shall have the equivalent opportunity to make up any examination, study, or work requirements which he/she missed during the excused absence (schedule to be determined by the teacher).

Vacation Make-up Work

Academic success is dependent upon regular student attendance. Parents are encouraged to plan family vacations when school is not in session. It is impossible to replicate the classroom experience by virtue of make-up classwork. Class discussions and conceptual development cannot be made up through missed assignments. Should it be impossible to schedule vacation without impacting the school schedule, the teacher will provide make-up work upon the student’s return to class. Students will be given the same number of days to complete make-up work as the number of days out of school for vacation.


References:

Policy 7:70 Attendance and Truancy
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