Excused absences and tardies are time spent out of school for:
- Illness—a doctor’s note is required if a student is ill for five or more days in a month, unless the principal, for good cause, waives the requirement
- Health care appointments
- Emergencies, including but not limited to a death or illness in the family
- Religious or cultural activities, including observance of a religious or cultural holiday or participation in religious or cultural instruction
- Participation in a district- or school-approved activity or instructional program as approved by the principal
- Deployment activities of an active duty military parent or guardian
- Prearranged absences that the principal (or designee) and parent agree upon on. The school cannot excuse absences for trips taken by students unless these trips involve direct supervision by the school or the family.
Absences must be excused by a parent or guardian within three days. If your child will be absent three days or more and you know in advance, please send a note asking for a prearranged absence.
It is the responsibility of the student or parent to arrange for any makeup work. If a student is gone more than three days, parents may call the office to request homework. Please allow 24 hours for teachers to fulfill such homework requests. If the student is absent more than six days, a doctor’s note is needed.
Students who are absent more than three periods in a day may not participate in any after-school sports or organized activities on that day.