Good attendance is critical for success in school. All absences will be coded unexcused unless an email or a written note from the parent/guardian is received within 24 hours. State law allows absences to be excused for the following reasons:
- illness or injury
- death in the immediate family
- medical or dental appointments
- court or administrative proceedings
- religious observance
- educational opportunity Your request must be submitted, for consideration, at least three (3) days prior to absence. An explanation of the opportunity must be given. Click Here for the Educational Opportunity Application.
All other absences are coded as unlawful. Absences for personal trips are not excused according to state guidelines. In order to be recorded present a student must be in attendance at least one-half day. Students who miss 20 days during the school year may receive no credit and may be retained or required to participate in some form of remediation. Students who have 10 absences must provide a doctor's note for each additional absence.
Please Fill Out This Form Completely To Submit an Excuse for Your Child.