Excused Absences

Students must be in school unless the absence has been permitted or excused for one of the reasons listed below which may require documentation. Excessive excused absences shall be addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a pattern of non-attendance. Examples of excused absences include but are not limited to:
  1. School-sponsored activities with administrative approval;
  2. Classes missed due to Individualized Education Plan or Section 504 Plan;
  3. Extreme weather conditions as determined by the Administration;
  4. Illness of student or illness of an immediate family member;
  5. Death in the family;
  6. Religious holidays of the student’s own faith;
  7. Required court appearance or subpoena;
  8. Scheduled  medical/dental  appointments  if  such  cannot  be  scheduled  outside  of  normal school hours;
  9. College visitations as approved by Administration;
  10. Chronic illness verified by a physician’s note;
  11. Students suspended externally; these students are entitled to make-up work, and;
  12. The Director or his/her designee shall determine if an absence is excused for any other reason not listed above.