STUDENT ABSENCES AND EXCUSES
Regular attendance by all students of the District is very important. In many cases, irregular attendance is the major reason for poor school work. Therefore, all students are urged to make medical appointments, do personal business, etc. outside of school hours.
Reasons for which absences may be excused include, but are not limited to:
1. Personal illness of the student
2. Illness in the student’s family
3. Death in the family
4. Quarantine for contagious disease
5. Religious reasons or
6. Emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.
Necessity for Doctor’s Statement
At such time as the principal and/or attendance officer has reason to doubt a parent’s or guardian’s statement that a child has been absent from school due to illness, or when an illness has caused an excessive number of days of absence, the principal and/or the attendance officer may require the parent or guardian of such child to secure from a licensed physician a statement setting forth the reasons for the absence and the period of time that is expected to lapse before the child returns to school. If parent(s) refuses to comply with this regulation, the attendance officer may initiate legal action to assure compliance with the attendance laws of the State of Ohio.
Each student who is absent must immediately, upon return to school, make arrangements with his/her teacher(s) to make up work missed. Students who are absent from school for reasons not permitted by State law may or may not be permitted to make up work. Each case is considered on its merits by the principal and the respective teacher(s). Students are requested to bring a note to school after each absence explaining the reason for the absence or tardiness.
The Board does not believe that students should be excused from school for nonemergency trips out of the District. Students who are taken out of school for trips or vacations are expected to make up work missed. The responsibility for makeup work rests with the students and parents and they should not expect work missed by their child to be retaught by the teacher. However, if the school is notified in advance of such a trip, efforts will be made to prepare a general list of assignments for the child to do while he/she is absent.
To help your student be successful please ensure that if your student is going to be absent contact the Attendance Secretary
Mrs. Mary Walsh at 878-8668 ext 17 or at email@example.com