Excused absences are granted for personal illness, medical/dental appointments accompanied by physician’s statement, and/or a death in the family. An excused absence still counts as an absence. A student with one or more excused absences cannot obtain a perfect attendance certificate.
Students who are absent from school should have their parent notify the school on the morning of the absence by calling the attendance clerk at 313-4340. Include the student’s name, phone number, and a brief description of why the student is absent.
All absences require a note explaining the reason for the absence. Notes must be submitted within three school days of the student returning to school. Such notes must include the signature of the parent and a telephone number where he or she may be contacted.
Only ten parent notes stating the illness of the child will be accepted as an excused absence. After the tenth absence, only a doctor’s note will be accepted as an excused absence. Students who have accumulated more than ten days of excused absences due to illness must request an extension for additional days from a medical professional.