Forest Wildcat

Advanced Absence Request

School Board Policy JED provides a means for parents/guardians to request in advance that their son/daughter be absent from school. The policy enables parents to seek an approved absence as a convenience for personal family matters (travel, emergencies) that cannot be scheduled at a time other than during school hours.

Please note: Absences are only approved for medical issues or for a student with good grades and good attendance previous to the intended absence.

Students whose parents/guardians are requesting the approval of an advanced absence must complete the Advanced Request form and follow the steps below.

  1. Obtain an Advanced Request for Absence form from the attendance office. The form must be competed six (6) days prior to the absence.
  2. Students should have their teachers complete the scholastic status report and sign.
  3. Parents/Guardians must complete the top portion of the form. A statement requesting the advanced absence approval and an explanation for the absence must be provided.
  4. Student returns the completed form to the attendance office.
  5. Assistant Principal over attendance will approve/deny request.
  6. Student/Parent will receive disposition of advanced absence request the day following completion of steps 1-4 above.

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