Amended Substitute Bill 321 "The Missing Child Act" states: "The board of education of each school district shall adopt a written policy with respect to the notification of a student's parents, custodial parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person responsible for him when the student is absent from school."
- Parents/guardians are required to notify the school on the day that a student is absent from school.
- For those students whose parents do not report the absence of a student, a person is designated to notify the parent/guardian of the absence.
- The notification will be by telephone on the day of the absence.
- Parents/guardians will provide current home, work, and emergency telephone numbers to the school.
- Students should bring a written excuse from parents or guardians the day after an absence and submit the note to the assistant principal's office before reporting to homeroom.
- Forgery of any excuse may result in disciplinary action.
Excused absences are the following and full make-up work will be permitted in the event of:
- Personal illness
- Illness in the family requiring the student to be at home
- Death in the family
- Funeral and court appearances are remitted absences
- A medical excuse is a written excuse signed by a doctor with the date of absence noted. This will always be considered as a remitted absence. When there is a question of the doctor's excuse, further verification may be necessary.
Excuses must be returned to the school within 10 school days. Forgery of a medical excuse may result in suspension and possible revocation of prior excuses.
Four vacation days are permitted per year. The following must be done PRIOR to taking the vacation.
- The student must fill out a vacation form.
- The student needs to take the form around to teachers for signature.
- The vacation day must be pre-approved by the principal.
Vacations during the school year are discouraged.