Excused Absences Related to COVID-19

Excused Absences Related to COVID-19
Posted on 09/24/2020

School attendance, whether in person or virtually, has a high impact on a student’s academic success. If a student is not sick, they are generally expected to continue their schoolwork remotely. We also recognize that some absences are unavoidable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students are expected to do their schoolwork remotely for the following reasons (if not sick):

  • If a student is asked to stay home for 14 days due to a COVID-19 related reason
  • If a student is asked to stay home while they wait for COVID-19 test results
  • If a student was sent home because a sibling is required to stay home for a COVID-19 related reason
  • If a family decides to keep their child home for a non-required quarantine

Students will receive an excused absence for the following COVID-19 related reasons:

  • A student has signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and they are sent home
  • A student tests positive for COVID-19

Families should follow their school’s process for reporting all absences. This applies to students participating in the hybrid learning model and the Virtual Learning Academy. Students are required to make up all missed assignments or to complete alternative assignments as determined by the teacher. Unexcused absences include any absence by a student which was not approved by the parent and/or the school.

Thank you for supporting your child’s success in school, both in and outside the traditional classroom.