Here are a few examples of absences that need to be recorded as unexcused—even if a parent sends a note:
- repetitive and chronic absence due to illness or injury. In these cases, for the absence to be excused, the parent must submit a letter from a health care provider verifying that the student was too sick or injured to go to school.
- student needed to baby-sit
- cutting class
- family vacation
- trip to the homeland
- extension of a religious or cultural holiday beyond the designated day or days on the school calendar.