Please understand that this request permits a pupil to be excused from school and having the absence marked as authorised. However, he or she will be responsible for making up missed work including all prep and tests within a reasonable time frame upon return. As a general rule, teachers are not required to provide work prior to an extended absence, and it is the pupil’s responsibility to contact the teacher promptly to make arrangements for completing school work they have missed.
Clearly, school attendance is extremely important to educational achievement and absence from school is detrimental to your child’s education. He or she will be missing important educational activities including teacher-directed presentations, class discussions, hands-on activities, group work, and other lessons including games which cannot be ‘made up’.