The Board approved a revised Short Term Student Leave Board Policy, in an effort to better serve all of our students, and ease the process for parents and staff. First and foremost, we want our students to be in school. When they can’t be in school, we want our efforts to assist the student to be logical and effective. We hope the following policy changes accomplish these objectives:
- Short-Term Student Leave: Once per year, a parent/guardian may request, in advance, a single “short-term student leave” of up to seven school days for his/her child.
For attendance purposes, an approved Short-term Student Leave will be considered excused and the child will not be dis-enrolled. The teacher will not prepare a work packet for the student prior to the leave. However, the parent/guardian/student can make up any work/exams missed during the days approved for the leave. For each day of the approved leave, the student will have an equal number of days to complete the missed work/exams during those approved days, once he/she returns from the leave.
Short-term Student Leaves shall not be granted for either the first nor the last ten days of the school year or at winter break and if the leave runs concurrently with any school vacation, the time including vacation days cannot be more than twelve (12) school days total.
- Short-Term Independent Study: Short-Term Independent Study is available for unique or compelling circumstances (not vacations), when it is determined that Short-Term Student Leave is not a viable option. When granted by the school principal, Short-Term Independent Study is available for approved consecutive absences for up to ten (10) school days. Short-Term Independent Study cannot be used at the start or the end of the school year, or at winter break.
For Short-Term Independent Study, parents/guardians must complete the appropriate form at least ten days in advance of the first day requested for the leave or Short-Term Independent Study. Forms can be obtained in the office or on the District’s website.
Short-term Independent Study shall not be granted for either the first nor the last ten days of the school year or at winter break and if the leave runs concurrently with any school vacation, the time including vacation days cannot be more than fifteen (15) school days total.