What if our family is going on vacation?
The state enforces attendance for students 180 days of the year. So that families and students can take needed breaks, the school district schedules time throughout the year including larger breaks like Thanksgiving break, Winter Break, and Mid-Winter Break. Vacations outside of this time are discouraged. If for rare reason your family needs to travel or take vacation outside of the district’s break time, new state attendance law states that in order for the absence to be excused, there must be pre-approval by the principal. This is new and will take some adjustment for us all. When scheduling family travel plans or vacations, when at all possible, please do so during that natural boundaries of district scheduled breaks. If your plans are unavoidable and fall within the normal school year, please send an approval request (prior to the vacation) by email or note TO BOTH Ashley Short (secretary) and Heidi Paul (principal).