Note: A child may not be excused from school attendance for more than 10 days in
a school year.*
Parents may write a note affirming these reasons for an absence (will count towards the
3. Family emergency
4. Religious holidays or instruction (limited by law)
5. Schoolsponsored or recommended activities
6. Family vacations or trips
7. Activities that have a direct relationship to the school curriculum
8. College visitation for second semester high school juniors and seniors (2 days)
Students are responsible for the work they will miss while absent from school. All tests
and assignments missed during the absence must be made up within a reasonable mutually
agreeable time after the student returns to class.
* Exception: Medical Excused Absences
Students may have “medical professional excused absences” with appropriate written documentation. These may include appointments,
surgery, treatment, injury or illness.
These absences will not be counted toward the 10 day limit on parentexcused absences.
High numbers of medical professional approved absences may require that a health
plan be developed to ensure the student’s needs are being met. An excuse under this
paragraph shall be in writing and shall state the time period for which it is valid, not
to exceed 30 days.
Board policy defines a medical professional as a licensed physician, dentist,
chiropractor, optometrist, psychologist, or Christian Science practitioner who is
living or residing in this state and who is listed in the Christian journal.
Unexcused absences will be treated as follows:
By statute 118.16(1) (a) (b) and (c), a student is designated as a “habitual truant”
if they are absent from school without an acceptable excuse for part or all
of 5 or more days on which school is held during a school semester. A child
may not be excused for more than 10 days in a school year. (WI Stat. 118.15
(3)(c)). Students who exceed this amount may be cited or referred to
the Ozaukee County Dept. of Social Services.
Parents should contact the school office with any concerns regarding school attendance.