Excused Educational Absences
Parents must provide
a written request using the appropriate form to Mrs. Wroblewski at least two weeks in advance in order for
a team review of the request.
decision to excuse (in part or in full) will be documented with the child’s
homeroom teacher and data manager for accurate record keeping. Requests received during or after the trip
will be denied. For all parents, especially parents of 3-5 students, please do not
plan vacations during the weeks of benchmark testing, EOG testing or
remediation/retesting weeks. This
is highly disruptive to the student
and the overall testing process.
How to make a request
an Educational Absence Request Approval Form from the front office.
should provide details on how the trip will reinforce the curriculum under
study in the current grade of the child.
While many experiences are educational, the parameters for an excused
absence are intended to reinforce curriculum standards or afford a unique
opportunity such as an academic or athletic competition. Please visit the curriculum section of the ABSS
website for current grade level standards to align your reason s for requesting
the time away to grade level standards. Note: Family trips to Disney, long weekends at the
beach or mountains as well as family reunions and celebrations are not reasons
to request excused absences for educational opportunity.
The following information
will be needed in order to fill out the request form.
- Name of
- Home Room
of trip and number of school days that will be missed
educational opportunity that the student will participate in
grade level standards the trip will reinforce
activities the child will be engaged with that align with the standards
request must also acknowledge that nothing could replace the contact time
in the classroom and that additional parental support may be needed to
complete missed assignments.
Missing direct classroom instruction may lead to misunderstandings
of content ultimately impacting grades on assessments.