Request For Principal Approval Of An Excused Absence Form
Absence excuse received more than one week from the date of absence - The parent or guardian must supply the school with a verbal or written excuse within one week of the student’s return. Any verbal or written excuse provided after this time will not be accepted unless approved, in writing, by the principal. If no valid excuse is received, the absence will be considered unexcused, which may result in a referral to juvenile court for educational neglect or truancy.
Parent Authorized Absence Limit of 9 has been reached - A maximum of nine (9) student absences from school may be considered excused with parental notification. After nine (9) absences, additional information and/or documentation in addition to the parent notification may be required in order for the absence to be excused. Documentation shall be reviewed by the principal. If approved by the Principal the absence will be coded as EXC (Excused).
Family Emergency – Initially coded as UNX (Unexcused); A Request for Principal Approval Form can be submitted for approval. If approved by Principal the absence coding should be changed to EXC (Excused).
Not Otherwise Specified - There are instances, not outlined in Board Policy, but are circumstances that may warrant an excused absence (i.e. court appearance, Charity Newsies appointment, Immigration appointment, etc.). These absences will require use of the attached Principal Approval Form and if approved by the Principal, the absence will be coded as EXC (Excused) for an all day absence; TEX (Tardy Excused) for a late arrival; ELV (Early Leave Excused) for an early leave.
Family Vacation - See Administrative Guidelines On Coding For Family Vacations (5200.01). A Request for Principal Approval Form must be submitted for approval.
The completed form must be uploaded to the Student's Attendance Repository.
Only the School Principal can approve and signThe Request for Principal Approval of an Excused Absence Form.