An absence does not excuse a student from class work, tests or homework. If a student's absence is excused by the Ed Code Section 48205 listed above, he/she shall be allowed to complete any missed assignment or test that can be reasonably given, as determined by the teacher of the class. Students are allowed one day more than the number of days absent to complete work missed due to an excused absence. Failure to complete the make-up work within this time frame may result in a failing grade or zero on the assigned work. Students who are absent without written, verified and justifiable personal reasons or students who have returned to school without a note need not be given the opportunity to complete coursework, homework or tests missed. In the interest of supporting students academically, teachers should give them such opportunities for any excused absence. Codes which represent excused absences are: C, D, F, H, I, L, N, V, W, X and Z. A student’s grades may be affected by unexcused absences in accordance with Governing Board policy. (Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113)
Required Attendance for Student-Athletes and Other Extra-Curricular Student Activities
All students participating in school-sponsored activities after the school day (practice or participation in a game, rehearsal, performance or activity) MUST attend at least three classes on the day of the activity or event. If the activity or event is on a block schedule day, the student must attend two classes, not including STEP and homeroom. This policy applies to athletes, Pep Squad, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Drama and ASB. If a student violates this policy, she/he will be removed from and not allowed to participate in the game/event. If a violation is discovered after the game/event, the student will not be permitted to participate in the following game/event and receive disciplinary consequences. Requests for exceptions must be made in advance to the administrator overseeing attendance.