Absence Verification

When a student returns to school after an absence, a written excuse must be provided by a parent/guardian. This excuse must be for one of the permissible reasons for absence stated in Part A in order for the absence to be excused. Unless a written excuse is presented within three (3) school days after a student returns to school, the absence will be counted as unexcused/unlawful. A doctor's excuse may be required for any absence due to illness or injury that is three (3) or more consecutive days in duration and/or for a student who is consistently absent from school.

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 may require an excuse from a doctor (licensed practitioner of the healing arts).

Use the following link to download a printable copy of the Absence or Tardiness Excuse Form.