When it is necessary for a student to be absent from school, the parents/guardians are requested to notify the main office or attendance office of the student's absence and explain the reason for the absence. Parents/guardians are responsible for calling the school the day of the absence. If calling that day is not possible, then a parental note, complete with date and reason for the absence, must be turned into the appropriate office within 48 hours after the student returns to school. If the note is not received by the end of the second day within the requested time frame, the absence will be treated as unexcused.

Students attending secondary schools (or enrolled in grades typically defined as middle or high school grades) shall be in attendance a minimum of ninety percent (90%) of the instructional time scheduled for any particular class/course in that school (or grade) and make satisfactory academic progress in order to be unconditionally recommended for a passing grade. All absences (excused and unexcused) shall be included in the calculation of the 90% attendance minimum except excused absences for religious holidays, participation in a military funeral honors ceremony, or extracurricular activities that do not exceed the maximum number allowed shall not be counted for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for promotion/crecit or revocation of transfer. The maximum number of absences for activities, whether sponsored by the school or outside agency/organization, which removes any student from the classroom shall be ten for any one class period of each school year. Excluded from this number are state and national levels of school-sponsored contests.

(Reference - School Board Policy Manual Codes: 2204, 2204-R)