School Five Student Attendance Policy (Section 1 of 5)

I. The maximum number of unexcused absences is twenty (20).

A. The following shall be exceptions, not included in the twenty maximum number of absences:

1. Religious holidays

2. Following an illness of five (5) days or more consecutive days, the student will present a note from a doctor, clinic, board of health or hospital explaining the reason for the absence. Each case is subject to review by the school medical department.

3. An allowance of up to three (3) days for attending a funeral for members of the immediate family: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles.

4. Where a student suffers from a with a chronic illness, documentation of said illness must be included in the students medical file.

5. Students who are quarantined due to a sibling’s illness should have absences excused when a medical excuse is presented.

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