Absence Guidelines

On a daily basis, student’s absences will be recorded as unexcused until an acceptable excuse has been provided by the parent or guardian indicating the reason for the student’s absence. The principal has the ultimate authority to decide whether an absence shall be excused.

If a student is repeatedly absent from school due to illness, the school is authorized to require the parent or guardian to provide a written physician’s statement for each subsequent absence to be considered excused.

Absences shall be excused for:

1. Illness, injury or other insurmountable condition

2. Illness or death of a member of the student’s immediate family (if death, letter from funeral home needs to accompany parent’s written excuse)

3. Recognized (or established) religious holidays and/or religious instruction (must request in advance)

4. Medical appointments (medical excuse turn in from physician)

5. Participation in an approved activity or class of instruction held at another site

6. Prearranged absences of educational value with the principal’s prior approval

7. Head lice infestation (up to four (4) days during the school year)

8. Catastrophic disasters that significantly impact the life of the student (e.g. loss of residence from natural disaster).

Remember attendance is very important!