What follows is a reiteration of the school’s policy regarding pre-arranged absences:
We believe that being a Four Star School (Top 25% in the State) is very important. School-wide attendance is one of the measurements used in determining a Four Star School. Every effort should be made to schedule vacations and trips at times other than school days. If this is unavoidable, the parent must notify the school to prearrange absences at least two (2) school days prior to the absence. If the school does not receive notification at least 2 days prior to the absence, the absence may be considered unexcused. If the student has more than eight (8) days absence a year including the vacation days, any days over the eight (8) days absence limit will be considered unexcused. After the parents have notified the school of the prearranged absence, the parent should pick up a Prearranged Absence Form from the school the secretary/registrar. Once parent signs the form, it should be returned to the secretary/registrar. This needs to be done at least 2 days before the planned absence. Pre-arranged absences are strongly discouraged during times of standardized testing.
Having decided to remove your child from school for a pre-arranged absence, please
be informed of your responsibilities as stated above and your signature below indicates
acceptance of these responsibilities.