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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can help? Common attendance issues:

What is chronic absence?

Chronic absence is missing 10%, or more of school days. For the Traditional School Year calendar, students have 178 instructional days. A child who is considered chronically absent would miss 17.8 days of school or more.

What absences are excused?

Absences may be excused for the following reasons with proper notification:

  • Illness (including chronic illness documented on a health plan, IEP or 504 plan)
  • Limited family emergencies
  • Family Deaths
  • Medical, health or legal appointments
  • Religious commitments
  • College visits
  • Deployment of a military parent
  • Limited extenuating circumstances as approved in advance by the school principal
  • Tribal obligations

Who do I call when my child is sick and won't be at school

You will call your child's school front office. You can also enter an absence in ParentVUE.

Who do I contact when my child will be out of school for an extended period of time?

Contact your child's teacher, and the school front office to provide documentation for extended absences. 

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