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​​When a student is absent, the student must submit a written excuse signed by a parent/guardian and the school must keep excuses on file for one year.

Excused absences include illness, medical​ or dental appointments, funeral services for family members, quarantine directed by city or county officials, or emergencies or special circumstances as determined by the school.

Schools may establish a policy for determining what constitutes excused and unexcused absences. Excessive unexcused absences may result in the loss of academic credit.

If parents/guardians wish to temporarily take their child out of school for family reasons, the principal and teacher should discuss with the parents/guardians the possible effects of such an absence. It is advisable that the school keep on file a record of the recommendation made to the parents/guardians.


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