Student Handbook


Excused Absence

State attendance laws and CUSD consider the following reasons as excused absences:
•    Illness / quarantine
•    medical/dental appointments
•    court appearance
•    family emergency
•    death in the immediate family
•    religious holiday
Students who miss school for any reason stated above will have one day for each day they are absent to make up work. Teachers may require that major projects be turned in on a specific due date, even if the student is absent due to illness. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his/her teachers on the day he/she returns to school to determine what assignments need to be made up. Habitual truancy will result in referral to the District School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Any student subject to compulsory full-time education, who is absent from school more than three days without a valid excuse, or tardy in excess of 30 minutes on each of three or more days in one school year, is a truant and will be reported to the superintendent of the school district, the parent/guardian, and appropriate legal authorities.   Any student with excessive absences, excused and/or unexcused, may be subject to a referral and subsequent hearing before the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).