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Excused Absences

A pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:
  • Due to his or her illness 
  • Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer 
  • For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric or chiropractic services rendered. 
  • For the purpose of attending the funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not more than one day if the service is conducted in California and not more than three days if the service is conducted outside California. 
  • For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law. 
  • Due to the illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the custodial parent. 
  • For justifiable personal reasons including, but not limited to an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats or attendance at an employment conference when the pupil’s absence has been requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative. 
  • For the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to Section 12302 of the Election Code.
A pupil absent from school for the above excused reasons shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory completion, shall be given full credit. The teacher of any class from which a pupil is absent shall determine what assignments the pupil shall make up and in what period of time the pupil shall complete such assignments. The tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the pupil missed during the absence. 

Absences for Religious Purposes

Pupils who are members of religions that observe religious holidays that fall on school days may absent themselves from school by making prior arrangements, as specified by the school principal. Additionally, students may be absent to attend a religious retreat. Attendance at such retreats shall not exceed four hours per semester.  Such absences are considered excused absences, and pupils so absent are responsible for making up work missed.