Non-School Sponsored Travel

Non-School Sponsored Travel


For more information, please read District Policy # 204.


For more information, please read Regulation # 204A.

Upon written parental/guardian request, a student may be excused for non-school sponsored travel in accordance with District Policy 204/Regulation 204A. Forms requesting approval can be found on the District or school’s website.

All requests for non-school sponsored travel shall be submitted on the prescribed form (below) to the building principal no later than one week prior to the first day of absence.

The following regulations apply to all non-school sponsored travel:

    • There is a five-day limit to non-school sponsored travel per school year.
    • Travel will not be approved if a student’s academic standing, attendance, or discipline record is deemed unsatisfactory by the administration.
    • Travel may be revoked if a student’s academic standing, attendance, or discipline record is deemed unsatisfactory by the administration
    • Non-school sponsored travel will NOT be approved as an excused absence during the following time periods:
        • The first two weeks at the start of the school year (10 school days)
        • The last two weeks at the end of the school year (10 school days)
        • During standardized testing dates (PSSA, TERRA NOVA, etc.).
    • Teachers are NOT required to assign class work in advance for non-school sponsored travel.
    • Students are required to make up all work within five days of return from non-school sponsored travel.
    • The non-school sponsored travel will be taken at no expense or liability to the School District.
    • Travel days are not exempt from the total number of days of excused and unexcused absences.
    • Activities such as auditions, athletic practices, etc., that determine participation in extracurricular performances or competitions will not be rescheduled.
    • Parents/Guardians assume full responsibility for all potential academic and/or social consequences for their child(ren) as a result of travel.

Only the Superintendent can give approval to any exception to these guidelines. Requests must be made in writing to the building principal.

Cick the link below for the approval form: https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/ojrsd/Board.nsf/files/B5LKQH4D6BD5/$file/REG204A%20Form%20%2010-15-18.pdf