Students who travel with parent(s) or guardian(s) may be legally excused by the building principal providing the travel can be described as educational in nature and certain conditions pertaining to parental request, parental supervision during the trip, and arrangements by the student to complete assignments are satisfactorily met. Any requests for granting a legal absence for travel involving more than five (5) school days may be granted by the Superintendent of Schools after recommendation of the principal.
Any such long term absence requests must be received by the building principal two (2) weeks before the absence begins. In order that the student may be legally excused, the following conditions must be met:
1. A signed statement is received by the principal from the parent(s) or guardian(s) one (1) week prior (two (2) weeks prior for long term absences) to the anticipated absence. The statement is to include:
a. The specific
b. The dates the student will be absent for the purpose of travel.
c. The name(s) and signature(s) of the parent(s) or guardian(s) accompanying the student during the anticipated travel.
2. A commitment on the part of the student to contact each of his or her teachers to arrange for
3. Notification of approval to the student and parent or guardian by the principal (or by principal and Superintendent of Schools if more than five (5) school days will be missed) regarding the trip's legality. In communicating a positive response to the student and parent(s) or guardian(s), it should be made clear that the granting of the legal absence does not carry with it an assurance of a passing grade for any course of study. The responsibility rests entirely with the student to satisfactorily complete all required assignments.