Sumner Memorial High School

Excused/Unexcused absences.

A. Excusable absence.
1. A student's absence is excused when the absence is for any of the following reasons.
a. Personal illness;
b. An appointment with a health professional that must be made during the regular school day;
c. Observance of a recognized religious holiday when the observance is required during the regular school day;
d. A family emergency;
e. A PLANNED ABSENCE FOR A PERSONAL OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED; This must be done AHEAD of time. Paper not turned in before absence will be mark unexcuse.
f. Education disruption resulting from homelessness, unplanned psychiatric hospitalization, unplanned hospitalization for a medical emergency, foster care placement, youth development center placement or some other out-of-district placement that is not otherwise authorized by either an individualized education plan or other education plan or a superintendent's agreement. This paragraph does not apply to a student who is out of school for 10 or more consecutive school days as a result of a planned absence for a reason such as a family event or a medical absence for planned hospitalization or recovery.
2. Other absences that are considered as excused by the RSUB:
a. Any reason determined by a student’s Pupil Evaluation Team (PET) to be disability- related;
b. Participation in an RSU sponsored and RSUB approved trip or event;
c. RSU unable to transport bus student to school on time (transportations problem) .