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Examples of Excused and Unexcused Absences

Examples of Excused and Unexcused Absences

Examples of Excused Absences:

  • Illness (absences exceeding three days may require a physician statement).
  • Medical/Dental appointments (we highly encourage you to make these appointments outside of school hours).
  • Required county/state court appointments.
  • Religious instruction (Not to exceed 3 hours in one week).
  • Driver's license test.
  • Serious family emergency i.e. funeral.
  • Special requests from parents (pre-arranged with Assistant Principal).
  • Family vacation/sporting events.

Unexcused Absences:

  • Oversleeping/alarm failure
  • Arriving to school 10 minutes after the start of school or checking out more than 10 minutes before the end of the day without an acceptable reasons
  • Leaving school during the regular school day without approval of a school official or other non-emergency situations.
  • Personal grooming appointments (hair, nails, tanning, etc)
  • Employment/job interview
  • Shopping/errands
  • Driver's Education (classroom or behind the wheel)
  • Skipping class/leaving campus without following proper procedure
  • Family vacations that have not been pre-approved
  • Needed at home/babysitting
  • Car trouble
  • Missing the bus/ride
  • Needing sleep or rest

After three unexcused absences students/parents/guardians will receive a call or letter from the school to assist in problem-solving and notification of the next steps.

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