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Excused/Unexcused Absences

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Students will be marked absent, but not considered truant for the following reasons:
  • Appearance in court
  • Attendance of a funeral
  • Observance of religious holiday
  • Attendance of religious retreat
You must request an excused absence in writing to the principal prior to the activity.

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The following examples are not legal excuses and must be recorded as unexcused:
  • Babysitting
  • Missed the bus or no transportation
  • Went shopping
  • Overslept or forgot the alarm
  • Went hunting or fishing
  • No clean clothes to wear
  • No shoes
  • Child’s birthday
  • Child stayed home to work
  • Kept child home to visit with relatives who are in town
  • Didn’t want child to go on a field trip
  • Thought it was a holiday     
Also, students who have a medical or dental appointment should not have to miss the balance of the day, unless they are too ill to return to school.