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    Rules for Excused Absences

      • A written statement signed by the parent explaining the student’s absences should be received by the attendance office within 3 days of the student’s returning to school. 
      • The statement must include the student’s name, ID number, and the date(s) of absence(s).  
      • An obituary is required for death in the family.
      • Five or more consecutive days of absences require a doctor’s note to be excused.
      • After 6 handwritten notes, additional absences will require supporting documentation and or approval by an administrator.
      • Extenuating circumstances with PRIOR APPROVAL from an administrator may be excused. (Appropriate documentation required and subject to limitations in FDD (LEGAL)).
      • The principal or appropriate designee may investigate any absence for verification.
      • The district is not required to excuse an absence even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence.