State law and district attendance policy allow the parent to write notes to document and excuse up to 10 days of student absence for illness or excusable reasons per year; 5 days in the first term (August-January) and 5 days in the second term (January-June). Beyond those 10 days, if a student has a serious reason to miss additional days, the school principal can review parent requests to excuse up to 5 more days per year, for a total of 15 days. That is a lot of time out of school especially when students have to make up the missed work and keep up with the new work. Students do not receive credit for work made up for unexcused absences which impact grades. See further information about district attendance here

Student arriving after 9:00 a.m. will be documented as tardy. 
It is not always feasible, but please try to make all appointments after school.

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