Student Attendance Q & A

  • What will be allowed as an excused absence?

  • What will be considered an unexcused absence?

  • Can students make up work for both excused and unexcused absences?

  • Will students need a doctor's note every time they are absent due to illness?

  • Can students miss school because of a death in the family or other such emergency?

  • What happens if a parent is ill and cannot take their child to school?

  • How do we take family vacations during the school year?

  • Who approved this attendance policy?

  • What is the compulsory school attendance law?

  • Can a student lose credit in a class or be retained for too many absences?

  • What happens if a student cannot meet the 90% to receive credit or be promoted?

  • How do I complete the attendance appeals process?

  • How many times do students have to be absent to be considered truant?

  • What are final exam exemptions and how can a student qualify for them?