• The following procedures are set forth to promote and encourage understanding concerning absences from school:

    • When a student returns to school from an absence he must always present an excuse signed by a parent or guardian.
    • Students must turn in excuses from home the day they return from the absence. If a student fails to bring in an excuse after five school days, the absence will be declared unexcused.
    • When a student returns to school after an absence of five or more consecutive days, he must present an excuse signed by the family doctor before re-entering the classroom.
    • A note from the doctor, dentist, etc., must accompany all requests for early dismissals or one must be shown when the student returns to school.
    • Any child who has been absent with a communicable disease should have a doctor's note to return to school and must be seen by the school nurse.
    • Parents should contact the school office in cases where the student will be out of school longer than a day or two.
    • Calls will be made periodically from the school office to check on a student's absence.
    • Students who are absent from school are not permitted to attend any school-sponsored events the day of the absence.

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Last Modified on August 31, 2010