Absence Policy

The school recognizes a parent's right to decide whether or not his/her child should be in school. Because we need to have a consistent way of comparing students for grading and record keeping, absences from school will fall into one of the following three categories:

 

  • Excused
  • Unexcused
  • Approved

 

EXCUSED

  • Sickness (with a note from a doctor after three days)
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Doctor's appointment that cannot be scheduled after school
  • The student's school district is closed due to inclement weather.

 

UNEXCUSED

  • Any excuse not listed above or that has not been approved in advance by the Administrator.
  • Failure to send written notice within two days of the return from an absence will result in the absence being counted unexcused even if the reason is legitimate.

 

APPROVED

Out-of-town trips that require the student's absence (whether short-term or extended) must be approved in writing three days in advance by the Administrator in order to be treated as an excused absence. This type of trip should be of an educational nature in order to qualify as approved. All schoolwork is to be completed and handed in the day the student returns to school. Failure to give proper notice will result in an unexcused absence.