All students in grades K-8 are expected to attend school regularly. No more than 20 absences may be accumulated during the school year. This provides amply for normal illness and emergencies. Students exceeding 20 days absent will be considered excessively absent, and may be subject to grade retention.
The following absences, if appropriately verified, will not be counted toward the established limit: (a) death in the immediate family; (b) observances of a religious holiday (State recognized); (c) school sponsored or approved event or activity (field trip, guidance appointment, music lesson, early dismissal for athletic event, etc., (d) documented long term illness."
Please note that family vacations are not excused absences.