Student Absence Notification Form
Families who know their student may be absent because of a previously scheduled appointment or trip should fill out this form in advance for approval to receive an excused absence.
Per the Parent Student Handbook -
"A Student Absence Notification Form obtained from the school must be completed and returned to the Principal at least ten (10) days prior to the absence. Students should request work PRIOR to being absent and it should be submitted upon returning to school (one day for each day absent). Any classwork missed and not done beforehand should be submitted within the week of student returning."
"Up to ten (10) school days to pursue an educational enhancement opportunity determined by the Principal to be of significant educational value. This opportunity may include but not be limited to participation in an educational foreign exchange program or an intensive instructional, experiential or performance program in one (1) of the core curriculum subjects of English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and/or the Arts."
Excused Absences: Pupils may have five of the eight absences in a semester excused by parental note, phone call, or other parent contact. All absences confirmed with a doctor’s note will be an excused absence.
Doctor’s note must show office name, location, and phone number and must include:
a. Date and time of appointment
b. When student is able to return to school
c. Physician’s signature
In addition, an excused absence may include one or more of the following reasons:
a. Death or severe illness in the student’s immediate family.
b. School activities with prior approval by the Principal.
c. Students may miss 2 days per school year as Juniors or Seniors for college visits
d. Other valid reasons for attendance as determined by the Principal.
e. Documented military leave. Students may be excused for absences up to 10 days to visit a parent or legal guardian serving in the U.S. Military and stationed out of the country that is on leave.
f. One (1) day prior to departure of parent/guardian called to active military duty.
g. One (1) day upon the return of parent/guardian from active military duty.
h. Students participating as part of a school-sponsored event that occurs on a regularly scheduled school day shall be counted and recorded as present at school on the date or dates of the event. Students shall be expected to complete any assignments missed on the date or dates of the event.
Additionally, if a student misses more than 15% of the school year (or 25 days total) after enrollment begins, (or for a specific course/class), excused or unexcused absences, with or without a doctor’s note, they may not be allowed to promote to the next grade level or earn a satisfactorily passing grade in a given class. Extenuating circumstances may be approved by the administration.