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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