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What if my son/daughter must be absent?

We ask that parents excuse absences within 48 hours. It is best if you can call the attendance office at 768-2300 extension 1569 on or before the day of the absence. If that's impossible, you will need to notify the school on the morning your student returns. All absences not verified by the end of the school day following the absence will remain unexcused.

The school will excuse absences for the following:

  • Illness of a student or an immediate family member.
  • Death of a relative or close friend, including the necessary travel time to and from the place of the funeral.
  • Medical or dental appointments.
  • Subpoena, legal detention, driver's license.

Unexcused absences include:

  • Truancy/Ditching, in which a student misses one or more classes without the parent's or administrators' prior knowledge and/or permission.
  • Whenever a student leaves the school without checking out through the office, even if the parent calls at a later time.
  • Whenever a parent fails to notify the school within 48 hours of an absence.
  • Out-of-School Suspension

The district allows students eight (8) absences each semester. All absences-excused or unexcused (excluding suspension) - count toward the eight-day limit. After eight absences, course credit will be lost unless the student has documented medical, bereavement, or emergency reasons for missing additional days over eight.

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