An absence is defined as non-attendance on a regularly scheduled school day. Absences are not automatically excused. Students are expected to bring absence notes, signed by parent, guardian, or doctor to their teacher when they return from the absence. When a student has five (5) unlawful absences, or has missed three consecutive days, an intervention conference will be held with the parent, the student, and an administrator. A student who has ten (10) or more absences during the school year may be subject to retention.
Students shall be allowed to make up major assignments and other work missed during his/her absence. Teachers will need 24 hours notice to prepare work. Excused absences (absences that do not count against 10 day law) include legal excuses, illness of the student documented by a physician or dentist, death in the immediate family, doctor appointments, religious holidays, or principal approved absences.
Vacation days are considered unlawful absences and will not be excused. Parents must notify the attendance clerk, in writing, prior to the trip and attend a parent conference upon returning.