Excused Absences

Students must bring in a note after each day they are absent to their homeroom teacher. The note must include the date absent, the reason for the absence, a phone number for the parent or guardian, and the parent or guardian’s signature. Students may make up work they missed during excused absences. Excused absences may include:

  • an illness or injury that prevents the student from attending school. The illness or injury must be verified by a health care provider, school nurse, or parent.
  • a death in the immediate family (parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin) or other significant personal or family crisis
  • court appearances
  • medical or psychological tests during the school day. The parent must show evidence (such as a note from the health center) that the tests could not be scheduled after school.
  • religious holidays
  • visits to special education schools in some cases for students with disabilities