Heading out of town?
Please complete this form and return to the school in order to get prior approval to your vacation.
Pre-approved educational leave is considered a legitimate absence. A student may be allowed up to ten (10) days for education/vacation leave in a given school year if prior arrangements have been made with the school for the student to make up his/her homework. However, Principals with approval from the Performance Director have the discretion to grant additional leave days provided there is a plan in place and evidence exists that the student is currently on level educationally and able to continue to keep up on his/her school work while on leave through correspondence with his/her teacher(s).
Activities, discussions, simulations and presentations take place every day and cannot be duplicated even by after-school instruction or make-up work. Therefore, grades may be adversely affected by taking a leave, even though written assignments are turned in as required. This absence, if approved, will be considered “excused”.
This procedure allows students to have the educational experience of travel with a minimum of scholastic penalty.