Temporary Absence for Illness or Other Urgent Reasons

Temporary Absence for Illness or Other Urgent Reasons

For more information, please read District Policy # 204 .

Upon receipt of satisfactory evidence of mental or physical illness, death of a family member or friend, family emergency, medical or dental appointments, court appearance, or other urgent reasons (please refer to (District Policy # 204), the building principal may excuse a student for a temporary period. The term “urgent reasons” shall be strictly construed and does not permit irregular attendance.

An excuse from the parent, guardian or emancipated minor student, acceptable to the building principal, is required in the case of each such absence. The excuse may be provided by telephone to the individual school attendance line (as confirmed by school attendance office), FAX, with signature, or written format in a manner acceptable to the building principal as specified in the school’s student handbook. Failure to provide the original statement (a photo copy or facsimile will not be accepted) from a physician when requested will entitle the principal to classify the absence as illegal, or to exclude the student from school until the requested statement is presented.

Absences shall be treated as unlawful until the District receives an excuse explaining the absence, to be received within three (3) school days of the absence.

A maximum of ten (10) days of cumulative lawful absences verified by parental notification shall be permitted during a school year. All absences beyond ten (10) cumulative days shall require an excuse from a licensed physician.